Within just 9 hours, £10K has been raised to support two Met Police Officers who are in a critical condition after being struck by a car as they returned to their vehicle.
The police constables are based at Brent Borough in North West London were returning to their marked police car on the A406 North Circular Road near Brent Park, Neasden, at around 3.40am on Sunday, when the collision occurred.
A crowdfunding page set up by a close friend of Chris and Sam has now been set up and has raised £10K within less than 9 hours of the appeal launching with the aim of the page to provide support for both officers.
Police have arrested three people including the driver of the car and he is now under investigation, due to this very little details can be released.
Sadly the officers one male and one female are in a critical condition in hospital with loved ones by their beds.
The male officer suffered serious injuries, while female officer sustained a number of fractures. Her condition is described as serious but stable.
Officers have arrested a man in his 50s on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen of breath.
He has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.
Daryl Asprey set up the Go Fund Me page and wrote “This page has been set up to raise funds for two police colleagues Chris and Sam who have suffered very serious injuries when they were struck by a vehicle whilst on duty in Brent on Sunday 17th December 2017.
“There is an ongoing police investigation and only limited information can be provided on this page
“This is the season of good will and giving, so please dig deep and give as much or as little as you can afford. Every little donation, will I’m sure, be greatly received by our friends who will need considerable support for some time into the future.”
Please consider adding your donation to the crowdfunding page.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that may assist police should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Alperton on 020 8991 9555 or via Twitter @MetCC. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.