Youth rode motorbike at police officer
A POLICE officer has described the moment a youth deliberately drove motorcycle at her.Pc Sarah Collins was talking to a resident in Station Lane, Dovercourt, about concerns they had with nuisance youths in the area.
A POLICE officer has described the moment a youth deliberately drove motorcycle at her.
Pc Sarah Collins was talking to a resident in Station Lane, Dovercourt, about concerns they had with nuisance youths in the area.
As they were chatting at the doorstep a motorcyclist who was not wearing a helmet drove past.
Pc Collins was standing in the road after her interview when the biker and a pillion passenger - who had just been picked up - drove towards her.
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Ignoring her calls to stop the teenager drove straight at her and a serious accident was only avoided thanks to her quick thinking as she jumped aside.
Speaking at Harwich police station yesterday the officer of 12 years experience said she had been left with an injured arm.
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She said: "He knew what he was doing - I shouted at him, 'stop, stop', and put my hands out and then realised he was not going to stop.
"I had to jump out of the way, I did not know which way I was going to go. I think we collided shoulder to shoulder - the whole of my arm aches today.
"He kept going and had no intention of stopping, it all happened so quickly.
"The resident who witnessed it was quite upset - I was lucky really, it could have been a different story."
Pc Collins called on members of the public to come forward if they thought they knew the identity of the teenagers who were about 13 or 14.
The motorcycle was thought to be a 49cc model and the driver was wearing a black bomber jacket.
Neither of the teenagers were wearing crash helmets in the incident at about 5pm on Wednesday.
The driver had mousy coloured "smooth" hair and was bigger than his passenger.
Sergeant Peter Wood, said: "We are keen to hear from anyone who may help to lead us to these two young men.
"The incident was bad enough but there could have been far more serious consequences had the officer not managed to jump to one side."
The incident is being treated as an assault on Pc Collins and anyone with information about the incident should contact Harwich police on 01255 241 312.