Witnesses sought after female police officer breaks ankle during arrest of e-scooter rider on Nicholls Field

Crime / Tue 13th Dec 2022 at 01:50pm

ESSEX Police is asking witnesses to an incident in Harlow, in which an officer was injured, to contact them.

Officers stopped a man using an e-scooter at the playing field, Nicholls Field, Harlow just after 4.45pm on Tuesday 23 August.

The man resisted arrest, causing a female officer to fall.

A number of passers-by approached the officers but left before their details could be taken.

Detective Constable Clair Ward, CID, investigating, said: “Our officer sustained a broken ankle during this incident and we want to thank the members of the public who came to check on her welfare.

“We would like to speak to them so we can progress our investigation but no details of these witnesses are known.

“Anything they saw could help us and we’d like them to get in contact with us.”

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of offensive weapon and drug offences and released under investigation.

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.

Alternatively, you can call us on 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

If you would like to make an anonymous report, you can contact independent charity on Twitter at @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote crime reference 42/226144/22 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.

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2 Comments for Witnesses sought after female police officer breaks ankle during arrest of e-scooter rider on Nicholls Field:

David Forman
2022-12-14 14:32:36

The cynic in me wonders if the police officer broke their ankle whilst having a go on the e-scooter?

Nunya Business
2022-12-18 09:28:02

If I'm perfectly honest e scooters they're not cheap and for you lot just to walk around thinking you can just take them off of some poor kid I think is a complete joke maybe if you were out stopping the murderers the rapists the burglars you know like the proper criminals she wouldn't have broke her ankle. And before anyone says they're dangerous they could drive into someone it's not done intentionally accidents do happen so what you're saying is Mr runner well he is a bit lively by the way on his feet he's having a little run down the cycle track and little old mrs walker comes walking out. CRASH. Mr runners only run straight into her poor Mrs walker goes down like Bambi on ice But he was wearing a pair of air Max I'll tell you what we're going JD sports and we watch everyone that buys a pair of air max and then we'll arrest them outside as soon as they've got them on their feet and we will tell them we're confiscating your trainers because I'm not too sure if you know him but Mr runner well he only knock over an old girl do you know little old Mrs walker and didn't stop So I'm afraid to say you can buy them air Max but you can't wear them in public. Or there's another example bank jobs people don't walk in wall care free casually down the road after they've just ironed out free bank employees and injured two innocent customers. no they use cars or motorbikes In fact probably the fastest things that I can get their hands on and drive them afterwards as fast as they possibly can.the smash and grabs they use mopeds what you're going to ban all them and confiscate them aswell. Some kids escooter 15mph tops some are faster But let's go for the average 15mph one that ain't no life threatening speed and I'm pretty sure if you're officers can't run 15 MPH they need to keep out McDonald's and get down the gym accidents do happen E scooters are a fun thing for a young kid to have they feel like they've got their own independence because lets have it right all the parks have been built on every other thing for kids to do has been taken away and now you want to take their a scooters I think it's a joke I can understand giving a kid a warning on a escooter if he's driving like a complete tit through a busy town centre if he keeps reoffending then yeah take it but in that picture that looks like a cycle track me And I'm pretty sure there's a path for walkers right next to that cycle track yeah it is a park but like I said there's also a cycle track and I'm pretty sure Mr bicycle can pedal a little bit more than 15 MPH So would you rather get hit by a kid on an e-scooter doing a maximum of 15 mph or Mr bicycle and his Fandango bike at 25-30mph what I'm saying is there's a lot more faster things with two wheels out there than some poor kids scooter leave the kids alone they ain't doing no harm

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