PCSO suffers fractured skull after vehicle stop in Romford.
Two male PC’s and a male PCSO were in an unmarked police vehicle in Brentwood Road, Romford at 20.00 on Sunday 24 August when a Vauxhall Astra driving at speed overtook them.
The vehicle then went round the roundabout coming back on itself.
Officers blocked the road in an attempt to stop the vehicle in order to speak to the driver.
The vehicle containing a male driver and passenger then drove into the Oak Public House car park in an attempt to evade officers.
Officers pursued the vehicle and as the vehicle came to a stop one of the male PC’s opened the car door and took the car keys.
The officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle. The man then exited the car and immediately attempted to push the officer to the floor.
The suspect then ran off chased by the two male PC’s. He ran along South Street but was detained by a member of the public outside the Brickyard pub.
The 28 year old man was arrested on suspicion of assault on police and drink drive. He is currently in custody.
A 42 year old male PCSO attempted to speak to the passenger whilst officers chased the driver of the car.
The man pushed the PCSO to the ground causing him to hit his head on the ground. The man then ran from the scene. Enquiries are underway to trace him.
The PCSO has been taken to hospital where a scan has revealed that he has a fractured skull. He is in a stable and non life threatening condition.
Supt Cheryl Burden said “This incident serves to highlight the dangers that officers and PCSO’s face every time they put on the uniform.
“They put themselves in harm’s way in order to protect the communities we serve.
“He is in good spirits in hospital and I wish him a full and speedy recovery.
The outstanding suspect is described as a white male in his mid twenties, 5’7″ tall, medium build, dark hair and stubble wearing a light blue polo shirt and beige shorts. Anyone with information on the suspct is asked to call officers on 01708 779264 or 101 and ask for Havering CID