UPDATE: Man charged after police officer hit by car in Northumberland

News from Northumbria Police.
News from Northumbria Police.

Police investigating an incident in which an officer was injured when he was hit by a car in Blyth last night have charged a man.

At around 10.20pm on Sunday, the officer was on foot on Bridge Street in Blyth when he was involved in a collision. The male officer did not suffered any serious injuries, but was taken to hospital by paramedics for treatment to a leg injury and later released.

Earlier today, police issued a witness appeal, but a 21-year-old man has now been charged with dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, assaulting a police constable, no insurance and failing to stop after an accident.

Karl Rowan, from Fitzsimmons Avenue, Wallsend, is due to appear before magistrates in Bedlington on November 3.