Police car rammed by vehicle in east London

Met officers in east London have made two arrests after a police car was “continually rammed” by another vehicle.

Traffic officers went to the aid of two colleagues from the MetTaskforce dog handlers unit, after their vehicle was rammed by a silver BMW on Tuesday (August 17).

Posting on Twitter on Tuesday night, officers from the Met’s Roads and Transport division said the BMW, which had been travelling in Redbridge and into Essex, was also suspected of bearing false number plates.

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They said an imitation firearm was also recovered.

Two people have been arrested.

Police added: “Happy to report both dog handlers & dogs are not hurt.”

People are reminded to dial 999 in an emergency, or contact police on the 101 non-emergency number.

Crime can also be reported via the Met Police website here.

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