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Everton man in court after Merseyside Police officer hit by van

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Image caption Officers tried to stop a white van on Hasfield Road in Norris Green

A man has appeared in court charged with seriously injuring a police officer who was knocked down by a van.

Martin Stowell, 34, appeared at Liverpool Magistrates' Court charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to resist arrest.

Mr Stowell, of Queens Road, Everton was also charged with causing serious injury to Sgt James Morgan by dangerous driving at about 19:20 GMT on Saturday.

The police officer suffered injuries to his ribs and leg in the incident.

He was hit by a white Transit van in Hasfield Road, Norris Green.

Merseyside Police said the incident happened after officers attempted to stop the van.

After mounting the pavement, it collided with a police vehicle, other parked vehicles, and the officer.

Stowell, who wore a grey tracksuit, was also charged with aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and possession of cannabis.

George White, defending, said no bail application would be made on behalf of Stowell, who was remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on 2 January.

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