The Daily Telegraph

Essex police officer dragged by moving car

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A man has been arrested after a policeman was dragged by a moving car while attempting to stop the driver.

Officers in Southend, Essex, had approached the vehicle on Sunday but the driver drove off, dragging one officer a short way. Later, the driver knocked over a second officer.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 40-year-old man from Shoeburyne­ss, was arrested on suspicion of assault, dangerous driving, failing to stop and driving while unfit through drink or drugs. He remains in custody.

The two officers suffered minor injuries.

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