Man charged after Kent police officer hit by car in Larkfield

A man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent after a police officer was hit by a car which failed to stop.

The Tonbridge-based officer was carrying out a routine vehicle stop in Larkfield, Kent, on Saturday when he was hit by a VW Golf.

He was taken to a London hospital, where his condition remains serious but stable.

Lewis Goldswain, 27, is due to appear before Medway Magistrates' Court later.

Mr Goldswain, of Vicarage Road in Halling, was originally arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after voluntarily attending Maidstone police station on Sunday.

He was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent on Monday, Kent Police said.

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