A police officer was injured and a members of the public forced to take evasive action after a car mounted the kerb along Southend seafront.

The silver Audi had been asked to stop by a police officer who was out on patrol along Marine Parade at 3.15pm yesterday (Sunday, February 21).

But the officer was then struck by the vehicle and suffered what has been described as a 'minor hand injury'.

After hitting the officer, the Audi then crossed the road before mounting the kerb - near the Adventure Island mini golf course - and forcing members of the public to take evasive action after it drove along the pavement.

The vehicle was later found abandoned nearby and seized. Police say no arrests have been made.


A spokesman said: “We’d like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the collision or anyone with dash cam footage is asked to contact us quoting incident 780 of 21 February.”

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