A suspect has been charged after a police officer was seriously injured in a collision on the M25 near Swanley last weekend.
At around 3pm on Sunday 23rd January 2022, patrols and the police helicopter responded to reports of a suspected stolen motorcycle in North Kent.
The black and orange KTM Duke motorbike later joined the M25 near Dartford where it is alleged to have travelled against the flow of traffic in the riders bid to avoid capture.
At around 4.05pm on the anti-clockwise carriageway near Junction 3, the motorcycle collided with a roads policing constable who was out of his vehicle.
The officer suffered serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital where he remains in a stable condition.
A suspect was arrested later the same day in Dartford.
On Monday 24th January, Charlie Bishop, of Hillhouse Road, Dartford was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, causing serious injury by driving dangerously and aggravated vehicle taking.
On Tuesday 25th January, Mr Bishop, aged 26, was remanded by Medway Magistrates’ Court to a hearing at Woolwich Crown Court on 22nd February.
Investigators are continuing to appeal for witnesses who may have witnessed the incident to contact the appeal line.
we need the courts to deal with him and give him the sentence he deserves
They are also keen to hear from anyone with privately held CCTV, or motorists with dashcam footage that may assist the investigation.
The Police service and the public have been horrified by this callous crime and are looking for a heavy sentence to be handed to the offender.
Anyone with information is urged to call Kent Police on 01474 366149, quoting reference 23-0643.