Sussex road policing officer injured during training session

A police officer has suffered a broken wrist after his marked police motorbike collided with a car during a motorcycle training session in East Sussex.

The 40-year-old road policing officer is in a stable condition in hospital following the accident on Powdermill Lane, in Battle, on Monday afternoon.

He was with two other officers on an advanced motorcycle course.

A 55-year-old woman from Staplecross, who was driving the Mini, was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Ch Insp Natalie Moloney, of Sussex Police's road policing unit, said: "This was an unfortunate incident but luckily the officer and the member of the public did not receive life threatening injuries.

"We are in the process of investigating what happened during the training session to cause the collision."

The motorbike was travelling within the 60mph speed limit for that road.

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