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London riots: Man bailed over two PCs struck by car

A man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two PCs were struck by a car in north-east London has been released on bail.

The constables were chasing looters from a clothes shop in Chingford Mount Road when the car hit them in Royston Avenue, Waltham Forest, on 8 August.

A 31-year-old man, who surrendered himself, was bailed until September.

About 1,700 people have been arrested and more than 1,000 charged in connection with the rioting in London.

The officers were responding to reports of looting when the car - registration Y132 GHJ - hit them in the early hours.

The impact caused some of the body armour worn by one of the PCs to come off.

One officer suffered injuries to the leg and knee, while the other injured a shoulder. They are recovering at home.

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