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Whitstable man charged after police officer hit by motorcycle in New Hythe Lane, in Larkfield

A man has been charged after a police officer was hit by a motorcycle in Larkfield and had to go to hospital.

At around 2.45pm on Thursday, December 9, the constable was on duty in New Hythe Lane, near Larkfield village hall when he directed the rider of a blue Suzuki motorcycle to stop.

The location of the incident in New Hythe Lane. Pic: Google
The location of the incident in New Hythe Lane. Pic: Google

It is alleged the bike then collided with the officer and the rider left the scene on foot. The officer was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries sustained during the incident and has since been discharged.

Jordan Stimson, 24, from Whitstable, was arrested at 6.25pm the next day and has now been charged with dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

He is remanded to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Police are continuing to appeal for information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, including motorists with dashcam footage that may assist the investigation.

If you have information contact Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/254076/21.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or using the online form available on their website.

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