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Police officer hurt by stolen car

A police officer is in a critical condition in hospital after he was hit by a stolen car in Reading last night. He and a fellow officer were on foot, trying to stop the vehicle on Lower Earley Way West, Whitley. The other officer was unharmed.

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Injured police officer is father of two

It's been confirmed a police officer who was knocked down while trying to stop a stolen car is a father of two.

PC Gareth Browning is in a critical condition in hospital following the incident on Saturday afternoon.

PC Gareth Browning is in a critical condition after being knocked down Credit: Thames Valley Police

PC Browining was on foot patrol - with a colleague - when he was deliberately driven at by a car in Lower Earley Way West, in Reading.

The black Mazda car was later found abandoned about two miles away in Corinne Close in Whitley.

Thames Valley Police have confirmed PC Browning is married with 2 and a half year old twin boys.

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