Police officer suffers leg injury after BMW stopped during 'routine patrol'

The blue BMW was stopped in Netherwood Street

a police officer was injured during a traffic stop in Netherwood Street - Credit: David Nathan

A police officer suffered leg injuries in West Hampstead on Thursday after officers stopped a BMW they believed was "driving suspiciously". 

Met officers were on a routine patrol at around 10.25pm when they spotted a blue BMW in Netherwood Street in the Webheath estate, which runs between Kilburn High Road and Sheriff Road. 

Police officers stopped a blue BMW during a routine patrol in West Hampstead

Police officers stopped a blue BMW during a routine patrol in West Hampstead - Credit: David Nathan

The Met said a police officer was trapped between the car and a stationary police vehicle and injured as its driver attempted to reverse away.

Three men – aged 24, 26 and 33 – have been arrested. Police said a fourth man fled the scene.

The officer was taken to hospital with leg injuries but has since been discharged.

Camden and Islington police commander Ch Supt Raj Kohli, said: "My thoughts are with my injured colleague and his family."

He appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage to come forward. 

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