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Burglar runs down police officer in Dulwich Village

A police officer has been run over by a burglar in Dulwich Village this evening after a car failed to stop. The incident happened on East Dulwich Grove at 5:35pm. Police have advised the public to avoid the area.

Police have confirmed the officer in his 20s has a suspected broken leg and has been taken to a south London hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A male passenger was arrested at the scene. The driver fled towards the railway tracks at North Dulwich station and remains on the run.


Tessa Jowell statement

The Mayor of London has the power to make a profound and lasting difference to the lives of millions of Londoners, and I've made no secret that I've been preparing my plan. But my fervent belief is that London’s best hope for a better future is a Labour Government, so all of my campaigning energy is directed towards helping our Labour candidates in marginal seats win in 2015.

Applications to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London don’t open until after the election, so that is the appropriate time for a formal declaration. I’m standing down as MP for Dulwich and West Norwood so that I can fully prepare for meeting that challenge, and I intend to bring a plan for London that will be bold, ambitious, and will meet the aspirations of all Londoners

– Dame Tessa Jowell, Dulwich and West Norwood MP