London riots: Waltham Forest police car attack charges dropped

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

The case has been dropped against a man charged over an attack on two police officers who were struck by a car while chasing rioters in north-east London.

Jab-Kiel McDermott, of Inglehurst Gardens, Ilford, was charged after the officers were hit in Royston Avenue, in the Waltham Forest area, on 8 August.

The 28-year-old was charged with two counts of attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm with intent.

Police said the case was dropped due to "insufficient evidence" against him.

Mr McDermott is also known by the surname Van Eda.

The officers, who were based at Paddington Green police station, were among several police officers who were investigating reports of looting at a clothing store in Chingford Mount Road when they were hit by the vehicle.

One officer suffered knee and leg injuries; the other was injured in the shoulder.

A court official said the "case was discontinued by the prosecution" on 2 November.

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police said: "There was insufficient evidence to take it any further."

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