Leicester

Man charged over police officer hit by truck in Loughborough

Police car at Hillcrest Drive, Loughborough
Image caption The officer was taken to hospital where he is in a "stable condition", Leicestershire Police said

A man has been charged after a police officer was hit by a truck while responding to a report of a burglary.

The officer was struck by the vehicle on Hillcrest Drive, in Loughborough, Leicestershire on Sunday afternoon.

Courtney Mark Johnson, 34, of Armadale Drive, Leicester, has been charged with grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving causing injury.

He appeared before Leicester Magistrates' Court earlier and was remanded in custody.

The officer is in a "stable condition", Leicestershire Police said.

Mr Johnson has also been charged with driving whilst disqualified and two counts of robbery.

He is due to appear at Leicester Crown Court in September.

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