Man charged after police officer ‘dragged by car’ during routine vehicle stop

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A man has been charged after a police officer was ‘dragged by a car’ as the driver tried to avoid a vehicle stop.

OFFICERS from the Met’s Territorial Support Group stopped a vehicle at around 4pm on Saturday, January 23, in Swanscombe Road, St Anns Villas, W11.

One of them was injured after being dragged by the car when it made off. It collided with a police vehicle and other cars before stopping.

The injured officer was taken to hospital and his condition is described as not life-threatening or life-changing.

The driver was taken to hospital for treatment to a head injury before going into police custody before being charged.

There were no other reported injuries.

Veran Whiskey, 39, Edenvale St, SW6, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, Monday, 25 January, charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, dangerous driving and possession of criminal property.

Another man who was in the suspect vehicle and got out when it was stopped has been charged with drug offences.

Imran Khan, 44, of Queensale Crescent, W11, was charged with possession of a controlled class B drug and is due to appear at the same court today.


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