Man charged with GBH after collision with police officer

News Desk (18 March, 2016)

Officer on bike was hit by Vauxhall driver who failed to stop


A man has appeared in magistrates’ court this afternoon charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a police officer, following a collision, writes Callum Burroughs.

Leo Gowan, 23, of no fixed address, was also charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop when directed by a police officer, and having no insurance at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court today.

The incident occurred at 2.25pm on Kennington Park Road in Lambeth on Wednesday, when a Metropolitan Police officer dismounted his bicycle to stop a black Vauxhall Meriva.

The driver failed to stop and hit the officer who struck the bonnet and sustained injuries to his arm and leg.

Two men were charged with attempted murder but the second man was bailed to a south London police station without charge until June, pending further enquiries.

The cycle patrol officer, 39, was treated in hospital and has since returned home.

An hour after the incident the abandoned car was found in Frederick Crescent, Kennington.

Anyone with information about two men running from the car after it was parked in Frederick Crescent is urged to contact police on 101.


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