A man has been charged with attempted murder and a string of other offences after a police officer was hit with a stolen Berkhamsted car during a high-speed chase.
The mayhem begun after a grey Audi was taken from Upper Hall Park at about 12.45pm on Thursday.
But as it had been fitted with a tracking device, police cars and a helicopter were soon able to trace it Chorleywood, near Rickmansworth.
Police say that in his struggle to escape the driver hit a police officer and collided with another vehicle, injuring the person behind the wheel.
Eugene Gunderman, 27, of Queens Close, Old Windsor, has now been charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to steal, attempted robbery, driving whilst disqualified, dangerous driving and driving without insurance.
Damon Denham, 27, of Kingbury Drive, Old Winsor, has been charged with conspiracy to steal, attempted robbery and aiding and abetting dangerous driving.
The pair appeared at Hatfield Remand Court on Saturday, and have been kept in custody.
Police spokesman Giles Cooper said: “The officer who was injured during the incident was discharged from hospital but received serious injuries that require further medical treatment.
“Two vehicles belonging to members of public, a black Mercedes and a blue Land Rover, were damaged in the incident.
“The occupant of the Mercedes received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by the ambulance service.”