‘Screaming’ police officer mowed down by car after knife attack

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A police officer was struck by a car as it piled through the scene of a stabbing in north London, a witness claims.

The PC was left “screaming and crying” after a car reportedly smashed into him as he investigated a knife attack near Manor House Station, Hackney.

The injured officer was said to be hyperventilating on the floor after the car crashed into him, hitting his arm and leg and leaving him in agony.

Passerby Efrayim Goldstein said the PC was standing behind a cordon which was set up after a horror stabbing overnight when a white car sped through police tape.

The 30-year-old reverend was on his way home when he passed the scene in the early hours.

He claims the officer signalled for the car to stop before it “swerved at the last second” and clipped the PC.

Mr Goldstein, a qualified first responder, and a female officer rushed to his aid, The Mirror reports.

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The witness told the outlet the officer begged “please help me”.

He said: “"He was kneeling onto the other officer and then went back on to the ground.

"I then supported his back with my body so he could open his zip.

"He was lucky. He could've died. He was screaming and crying."

The community reverend said a medic from the London Ambulance Service treated the officer, who he believes broke his arm.

He said he came across the scene at around 2am on Thursday, just minutes after emergency services descended on a reported stabbing.

The witness watched on as a white car drove through police tape and clipped the on duty officer.

"He drove through the first line of tape towards the officer head on.

"He was driving quickly, there was black smoke as he turned. He swerved at the last second, he may have clipped his hand and leg," Mr Goldstein told the Mirror..

Daily Star has approached the Metropolitan Police for comment.

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