Two police officers from Lewisham are recovering after being injured by a suspect riding a moped late last night.
Police were called to Waterway Avenue, SE13 at around 11.34 pm last on Monday night following reports of a disturbance.
Two suspects on separate mopeds then attempted to leave the scene. As they did so, the first moped struck one officer and ran her over.
A second officer suffered an ankle injury after being struck by the same moped.
Both officers have taken to a south London hospital by London Ambulance Service.
The first officer, a 22-year-old female Police Constable, suffered a broken collar bone.
The second officer, a 38-year-old male Police Constable, received treatment for an ankle injury.
Both officers have now been discharged from hospital.
The two suspects were arrested a short while later in the New Cross area.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of GBH after being spotted nearby by the Air Support Unit.
The other moped driver – a 20-year-old man – was arrested on suspicion of obstructing police.
Both arrested men have been to a south London police station for questioning.
News of the injured police officers has generated sympathy and get well wishes on social media.
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