/Wife of dad-of-three cop mowed down by hit-and-run driver shares harrowing pic to help catch suspect

Wife of dad-of-three cop mowed down by hit-and-run driver shares harrowing pic to help catch suspect

THE wife of a police officer who was mowed down by a hit-and-run driver has released shocking photos of her bloodied husband in hospital to catch his attacker.

Donna Casey shared pictures of PC Jon Casey, who is in his 30s, after a Mini Cooper ploughed into the dad-of-three in Woodford Green, North East London.

 The wife of PC Jon Casey shared this shocking photo of her husband to try and catch a hit-and-run driver who ploughed in to him

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The wife of PC Jon Casey shared this shocking photo of her husband to try and catch a hit-and-run driver who ploughed in to himCredit: PA:Press Association
 Donna Casey posted the images of her husband on social media after the crash in Chigwell Hill, East London

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Donna Casey posted the images of her husband on social media after the crash in Chigwell Hill, East LondonCredit: Kennedy News and Media

His facial wounds and bandaged leg can be seen as he recovers in hospital from the smash, which took place just after midnight on January 6.

Donna posted on Facebook: “This is my husband Jon Casey who is the police officer that was run over today in Woodford Bridge by driver of car that failed to stop for police.

“He is a father of three 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!”

‘MY BEST FRIEND’

Cops gave chase after the driver failed to stop when signalled to do so.

Officers waited on nearby Chigwell Road for the grey Mini after the driver sped off.

PC Casey tried to deploy a stinger to blow out the tyres, but was hit by the car.

The Mini, which had false number plates from the year 1967, then fled from the scene, with PC Casey left injured in the road.

We want the public to see what these people will do to get away from justice so please share this picture

Donna Casey

He was rushed to hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Mini was found abandoned nearby around 12.45 am.

A 29-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and have been released under investigation.

A police manhunt is still underway for the hit-and-run driver.

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.

 Donna posted photos of her husband on Facebook following the horror hit-and-run smash that left him injured

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Donna posted photos of her husband on Facebook following the horror hit-and-run smash that left him injuredCredit: Kennedy News and Media
 The grey Mini Cooper which hit him sped off from the scene with fake licence plates

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The grey Mini Cooper which hit him sped off from the scene with fake licence platesCredit: PA:Press Association
 PC Casey's bandaged left leg could be seen in one photo as he recovers in hospital

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PC Casey’s bandaged left leg could be seen in one photo as he recovers in hospitalCredit: PA:Press Association

“The suspects fled the scene, despite knowing they had hit an officer, leaving him seriously injured in the road.”

He appealed for the public to come forward with any information or dashcam footage.

It is the latest in a string of recent hit-and-run attacks on police officers in England.

PC Andrew Harper was dragged to his death under a van after responding to a burglary in August last year.

Henry Long, 18, today pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of PC Harper but denied murder at the Old Bailey.

The hero cop, who married his childhood sweetheart just four weeks earlier, died from multiple injuries after he was dragged along a road.

Earlier in the same month Pc Gareth Phillips, a 42-year-old West Midlands Police traffic officer, suffered life-changing injuries when he was run over by a car thief in Birmingham.

Metropolitan Police constable Stuart Outten, 28, was dubbed “Britain’s bravest police officer”, after he Tasered a suspect while being hit with a machete.

And in November, a manhunt was launched after a female police officer suffered leg and neck injuries when she was hit by a car in North West London.

 PC Andrew Harper married his childhood sweetheart Lissie Beckett just a month before he was killed

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PC Andrew Harper married his childhood sweetheart Lissie Beckett just a month before he was killedCredit: PA:Press Association
 Henry Long - pictured at Reading Magistrates' Court for a previous hearing - today admitted manslaughter

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Henry Long – pictured at Reading Magistrates’ Court for a previous hearing – today admitted manslaughterCredit: Hyde News & Pictures Ltd
 PC Gareth Phillips appeared at court to see his attacker locked up for 12 years

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PC Gareth Phillips appeared at court to see his attacker locked up for 12 yearsCredit: SnapperSK
 Pc Stuart Outten shrugged off plaudits about his bravery when he Tasered a thug hacking him with a foot-long blade during a routine traffic stop

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Pc Stuart Outten shrugged off plaudits about his bravery when he Tasered a thug hacking him with a foot-long blade during a routine traffic stopCredit: Natasha Pszenicki / Evening Standard / Eyevine
Harrowing video of moment West Midlands cop is run over by tasered thug in hijacked police car
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