Detectives trace tipper truck which reversed into police car in Stockwell sending officer to hospital

Scotland Yard said it would not reveal where the Ford Transit was located for “operational reasons”.

Detectives have located the tipper truck which rapidly reversed into a police car during a routine stop, leaving one officer in hospital.

The shocking incident - which was captured on video - happened on Easter Friday in Landor Road, Stockwell.

Officers had stopped the black and yellow Ford Transit after it had been driving erratically through Lambeth, south London.

The tipper truck smashing into the police car in Brixton. Credit: UB1UB2

Shocking footage shows the raging driver reverse rapidly into the bonnet of the police car, leaving the vehicle a crumpled wreck.

One officer was taken to hospital with head injuries - and has now been discharged - while the other was assessed at the scene by paramedics.

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The truck manager to escape, however was located by detectives on Monday April 18 in south London.

Scotland Yard said it would not reveal the exact location for operational reasons, and it has been seized for further examination.

Officers are still trying to locate the driver.

The wreckage of the police car. Credit: UB1UB2

A Met spokesperson: “At around 10.50am on Friday, 15 April, officers in a marked police car in Landor Road, Stockwell indicated for a yellow and black Ford Transit tipper truck to stop.

“This was a routine traffic stop, initiated because of the manner of the driving and damage to the vehicle.

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“Instead of stopping, the truck reversed at speed into the bonnet of the police car. The impact was significant, causing extensive damage.

“One officer required hospital treatment for injuries to his head and hand but has since been discharged. A second officer was assessed at the scene by paramedics.

“A search of the area was carried out following the collision but the truck could not be located at the time.”

Anyone with other information that could help police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 2376/15APR.

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.