London riots: Man remanded on car police attack charge

Suspect car which hit police
Image caption The car hit the officers during disorder in the Waltham Forest area on 8 August

A man accused of injuring two police officers who were hit by a car during rioting in north-east London has been remanded in custody by magistrates.

Jab-Kiel Van Eda was arrested after the officers were hit by the car as they chased looters during disorder in Waltham Forest on 8 August.

The 28-year-old, from Ilford, is charged with attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm with intent.

He is due to appear at Wood Green Crown Court on 5 September.

Jab-Kiel Van Eda had been known as Jab Kiel McDermott until he identified himself at Thames Magistrates' Court, east London, on Monday.

Police say he was the driver of the car which hit the two officers.

The officers, based at Paddington Green police station, were investigating reports of looting at a clothing store when they were struck in Royston Avenue, Waltham Forest.

One officer suffered knee and leg injuries; the other was injured in the shoulder. They were both taken to hospital and are now recovering at home.

A 31-year-old man has already been arrested and bailed in connection with the incident.

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