Essex

Man in court after police officers hit by car in Chafford Hundred

Drake Road
Image caption The alleged attack took place in Drake Road

A man has appeared in court charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm after two police officers were hit by a car.

One of the officers was also punched in the face after the collision in Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Essex, at 21:15 GMT on Tuesday, police said.

Dayne Cooper, 26, has also been charged with failing to provide a specimen and driving without insurance.

The officers, a man and a woman, were taken to hospital and later discharged.

Mr Cooper, of Fenton Road, Chafford Hundred, has also been charged with assaulting an emergency worker and dangerous driving.

He did not enter a plea at Basildon Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody to appear at Basildon Crown Court on 13 February.

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