Man charged with driving offences after being arrested in Tydd Gote on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer

Police news.
Police news.

A 21-year-old arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer has appeared in court charged with numerous driving offences.

Lloyd Hook, 21, of Daniels Crescent, Long Sutton, faced charges of dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving without an MOT and assault occasioning actual bodily harm when he appeared at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.

Officers were taking part in a road policing operation when the incident allegedly began in Old Market, Wisbech, on the morning of Wednesday, May 18.

It is alleged a driver sped off and a controlled pursuit commenced towards the Leverington area.

The vehicle then drove towards Tydd Gote but when an unmarked vehicle went to block it, it was allegedly rammed three times.

One police officer received minor injuries and was checked over by ambulance crew at the scene.

Cambridge magistrates declined jurisdiction in the case, and sent the matters to Peterborough Crown Court to be dealt with.

A preliminary hearing is due to take place on June 16.

Hook was remanded in custody until then.