Detectives are appealing for information after an officer was injured when a motorbike was driven at him.
Police were called on Tuesday, 17 April at 14:48hrs to Syon Park, Isleworth, to reports of two men on a moped acting suspiciously and looking into parked cars.
Local officers attended and located the suspects on the bike at Gillette Corner, Hounslow.
Officers spoke to the bike’s rider, who then accelerated at the officers and struck one of them.
The 42-year-old-officer was carried on the bike for about five metres, before he was thrown from the bike, striking his head on the ground. The bike made off.
The officer was taken to a west London hospital where his condition was described as not life threatening or changing. He has since been discharged and is recuperating at home.
A 28-year-old man was arrested later that day at an address at Feltham on suspicion of GBH. A motorbike was recovered at the address.
The male was taken to a west London police station and was later released under investigation.
Detectives from Hounslow CID investigate.
Detective Inspector Thomas Bowen said: “We believe the rider of the bike deliberately drove at the officers and one of them was lucky not to be seriously injured or killed. This was a shocking incident and I am sure it would have been witnessed by the public.
“The bike concerned was believed to be a grey Yamaha T500, the rider was wearing a black crash helmet and the passenger a white one. The bike had been seen a short while earlier acting suspiciously in the area of Syon Park. I am asking anyone who saw this bike acting suspiciously, saw the collision, or saw the bike making off from the scene to contact police immediately.
“In particular we would like to hear from anyone who was in the area and may have dash-cam footage. Any information your provide could be vital in bringing these people to justice.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 4568/17APR
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.