Man charged after a policeman in Bishop Auckland is injured

A man has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a policeman was allegedly knocked down by a car in County Durham.

Christopher Sinclair, 36, from South Gate, Bishop Auckland, is due to appear before Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court.

The 37-year-old officer was injured in Bishop Auckland at about 01:00 BST on Thursday.

He was taken to hospital and is now recovering at home.

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