A man has been arrested after he injured a woman following a collision and then drove his car at a police vehicle.
Police were initially called at 1.53pm on Saturday, 28 July to reports of a woman injured after being involved in a collision with a black Ford Fiesta in Southampton Road, NW5.
The woman – aged in her 30s – was unloading items from a parked van when the Fiesta drove towards her vehicle. As she attempted to close the rear door to allow the car to pass, the Fiesta collided with the door and the woman before driving off from the scene.
Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the victim was treated – she was not seriously injured. While on scene, a witness pointed out the same car was being driven back down the street.
On seeing officers, the male driver of the car once again made off from the scene.
The officers followed and saw the Fiesta pull over in Queens Crescent, NW5. As they parked their vehicle behind the car, it suddenly reversed, colliding with the front of the police car before driving off.
The officers drove after the Fiesta and forced it to stop further down Queens Crescent. The driver – a 42-year-old man – was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, failing to stop for police and being unfit to drive through drink or drugs.
He was also arrested for criminal damage to the police car.
The man was taken to a central London police station where he remains.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Officers from the Central North Command Unit investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD3850/28Jul.