22/07/2020 17:25 BST

Met Police Officer Survives Being Dragged 40 Feet By Speeding Driver

The soles of his shoes were torn off after a car was driven at him in north London.

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A police officer escaped with just minor scrapes after being dragged 40 feet by a speeding driver in north London.

The car was driven at him in Southgate on Wednesday morning after he became suspicious of the two men inside and approached them.

The officer, who has not been identified, was dragged along with the soles of his shoes being torn off.

He eventually disentangled himself and was able to roll free.

In a statement, the Met Police said he was “shocked, but thankfully only suffered minor bruises and grazes”.

A spokesperson added: “He was treated for his injuries at a police station and has remained on duty.”

Police are seeking the two occupants of the car on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm (GBH). Any witnesses or anyone with any information can call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 2032/22JUL.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at