Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police officer seriously injured

Kent Police have arrested a 27 year old man following the suspected attempted murder of a police constable who was injured overnight in a hit and run.

The incident was between a gold Volkswagen golf and a male police officer who was in the processes of carrying out a routine stop with a driver.

The man handed himself into Maidstone Police station this afternoon and is now being questioned by the police.

The incident happened at about 6.45pm on Saturday 26 July on London Road, at the New Hythe Lane junction, in Larkfield. The male officer, a local constable based at Tonbridge police station, is recovering in a London hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition.

Police are seeking witnesses to the incident and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact Kent Police on 01634 884 010 quoting reference number 261607.