The wife of a police officer who was seriously injured after a hit-and-run has revealed the extent of his shocking injuries in an effort to catch the driver responsible.
Police constable Jon Casey is currently in stable condition in hospital after the collision in Woodford Green, north-east London, in the early hours of Monday.
After the incident, PC Casey’s wife, Donna Casey, posted a picture of his bloodied face on social media in a bid to get witnesses to come forward.
Mrs Casey wrote on Facebook: “He is a father of 3 boys, a son, a brother and my best friend.
“We want the public to see what these people will do to get away from justice so please share this picture!
“Please if anyone has any information call 101 for the #metpolice.”
Police also released a photo showing PC Casey’s leg in a cast.
At about 10 minutes past midnight, officers indicated for a grey Mini Cooper to stop near Saint Barnabas Road.
It failed to do so and a pursuit was authorised.
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Officers positioned themselves on Chigwell Road, near Gaynes Hill Road and the M11 overpass, to wait for the vehicle.
As it approached, one officer attempted to deploy a stop stick (stinger) when he was hit by the car, and the vehicle then sped away from the scene.
PC Casey was taken to hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition, but his injuries are not life-threatening.
Detectives have released an image of the suspect vehicle, which was on false ‘67’ year plates and was found a short time later at about 00.45am abandoned in Woolhampton Way, Chigwell.
A 29-year-old man and a 24-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, and have both been released under investigation.