Crime

Two Lewisham police officers hospitalized by suspect on a moped

Lewisham Police Station in the High Street. Image: Google Satellite.

Lewisham Police Station in the High Street. Image: Google Satellite.

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.

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News of the injured police officers has generated sympathy and get well wishes on social media.

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