PCSO fractures skull following high-speed car chase

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A police community support officer (PCSO) has fractured his skull after being pushed over by the passenger of a car in east London.

The injury is not life threatening and the 42-year-old is "in good spirits", police said.

He was in an unmarked police car with two officers that stopped a speeding car in Romford on Sunday.

The PCSO then tried to speak to the passenger, who pushed him over before running away.

The PCSO was taken to hospital where a scan detected his fractured skull.

Supt Cheryl Burden said the incident "serves to highlight the dangers that officers and PCSOs face every time they put on the uniform".

"He is in good spirits in hospital and I wish him a full and speedy recovery."

The suspect is described by police as a white male in his mid twenties, 5'7" tall, medium build, dark hair and with stubble, wearing a light blue polo shirt and beige shorts.

The 28-year-old driver ran off and was detained by a member of the public outside the Brickyard pub before being arrested on suspicion of assault and drink driving.

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