An unemployed man has been charged after a female police officer was injured in a hit-and-run outside Hammersmith police station last week.

Michael Femi Adenibi, 22, of Pembury Close, Pembury Road, Hackney, appeared in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates Court on Saturday (October 4).

He was charged with attempted GBH against a female police officer, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, no driving licence and no insurance.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Isleworth Crown Court on October 14.

His appearance follows a plain clothed female police officer being hit by a car outside Hammersmith police station in Shepherds Bush Road at around 3.30pm on Thursday (October 2).

She was treated for leg injuries and concussion but has now been released from hospital.

 

Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Commander, Gideon Springer , praised his officers for their bravery.

Talking to getwestlondon on Friday, he said: "Yesterday's event in Hammersmith and Fulham is a stark reminder of the risks that officers face every day. The events that unfolded led to a police constable being struck by a car. The driver of this car was arrested at the scene and remains in custody. Whereas I am incredibly relieved that our colleague has now been discharged from hospital with relatively minor injuries, this remains a serious incident and a thorough investigation is underway.

 "I am immensely proud of the actions of my officers during this traumatic incident. All involved responded with great professionalism in detaining the suspect, protecting the public and rendering immediate first aid to our colleague. Those members of the public that were present yesterday saw my officers at their finest."