Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Driver admits knocking down PC

A disqualified driver went on the run after ploughing a car into a Hampshire police officer.

PC Alison Zachs was on cycle patrol when she was mown down by a Renault Scenic driven by Freddie Field in Sedgeley Close, Southsea, on May 24 last year.

Field went on the run and was arrested in Portsmouth almost four weeks later.

He admitted at Portsmouth Crown Court to actual bodily harm, driving while disqualified and dangerous driving.

PC Zachs received hospital treatment for her injuries which police said were not life-threatening.

Field, of London Road, Portsmouth, was arrested at an address in Fratton Way, Portsmouth, on 19 June - 26 days after the incident.

He also admitted a separate public order offence of using threatening or abusive words or behaviour at the Etap Hotel in Fratton Way, Portsmouth, on 21 April last year.

Field was remanded in custody to be sentenced on 5 April.

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