Kent

Policeman hit by car after Broadstairs TV raid

  • 3 December 2013
  • From the section Kent
Scene of the incident in Minster
Image caption The police officer was injured in Minster after a robbery at a store in Broadstairs

A police officer was hit by a car believed to have been involved in a theft from an office supplies store.

He was injured in Tothill Street, in Minster, as police hunted a car used by thieves who stole three televisions from Staples in Broadstairs.

The officer was taken to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital and released after treatment.

Two men and a teenage boy were arrested on suspicion of injuring a police officer and theft.

A police helicopter helped to trace the car, which was stopped in Willow Farm Way, Broomfield near Herne Bay, just before midday.

The theft from the store at East Kent Retail Park, off Westwood Road, happened at 10:50 GMT.

The three people arrested are a 21-year-old from Harwich, Essex, a 42-year-old from Bromley, south London, and a 16-year-old from Coventry.

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