The wife of a hero police constable who was mowed down by a car he tried to stop has shared a photo of her husband’s injuries in hospital.
Jon Casey is in a serious but stable condition after the hit-and-run in Woodford Green, north east London in the early hours of Monday.
In a bid to encourage witnesses to come forward, his wife Donna Casey posted a picture of his bloodied face on Facebook.
She wrote: ‘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!’
She also released a picture of her husband’s leg in a cast and encouraged anyone with information to get in touch with the Metropolitan Police.
At about 12.10am a pursuit got underway after a grey Mini Cooper failed to stop for police when signalled to do so.
Officers lay in wait for the vehicle with a stop stick (stinger) when PC Casey was hit by the car, which sped away from the scene.
Despite being seriously injured the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.
Police said the vehicle, which had false ’67’ year plates, was found a short time later at about 12.45am abandoned in Chigwell, in the Epping Forest district of Essex.
Detective Sergeant Jose-Paulo Qureshi said: ‘The officer was simply doing his duty when he was struck by the vehicle and was seriously injured – he’s lucky not to have been killed.
‘The suspects fled the scene, despite knowing they had hit an officer, leaving him seriously injured in the road.
‘We are working around the clock to find the people responsible. I would appeal to those who were involved to do the right thing and hand yourself in.’
He also appealed to any members of the public with information on the vehicle, or dashcam footage, to get in touch ‘as a matter of urgency’.