Officer injured in collision with motorbike

A police officer investigating a call regarding potential burglary suspects in Ilford suffered a broken leg when a man on a motorbike collided with him yesterday.

Police were responding to reports of people acting suspiciously and entering residents' back gardens.When they approached a suspect on a motorbike in nearby Marston Road, the man rode away and turned the corner into Wensleydale Avenue where he collided with the officer.

The suspect fell off the motorbike and was arrested at the scene. He remains in custody.