A car was apparently seen travelling 100mph on a 20mph road before a police officer was hit by a vehicle.

A Metropolitan Police firearms officer is in hospital after being run over while trying to stop a car.

The incident happened on White Hart Lane, Tottenham just after 11.30am today (Tuesday, October 29).

A driver initially pulled over for police, but then sped off, hitting and injuring an officer.

Ambulance services, including the air ambulance, were called to the scene and the officer was taken to hospital.

He does not have life-threatening injuries and no arrests have been made, Met Police said.

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No arrests have been made yet after a police officer was mown down by a car. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A local chicken shop owner in White Hart Lane, who did not wish to be named, said: "I saw the car coming... and it was flying like 100 miles an hour.

"After two minutes I saw police following and I knew it was serious."

The incident follows a spate of attacks on police officers, including being hit by vehicles.

Thames Valley Police officer PC Andrew Harper died when he was mown down after being called to a burglary in August, while West Midlands Pc Christopher Burnham was left with head injuries and a shattered knee when he was hit by a car in Coventry in September.