Arrests made after police officer is injured in Hemel Hempstead joyride

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Three people have been arrested after a Hemel Hempstead house burglary led to a police officer being struck by a stolen car.

Two men and a woman now face further action in connection with the incident, in which car keys were stolen from a first-floor flat in Bayford Close between Saturday and Sunday, February 1 and 2.

A week later, on Saturday night, officers were called to reports of a suspicious vehicle in the town’s Temple Mead. The car sped off before eventually stopping in Woodhall Lane, but not before hitting a police officer who was attempting to stop it. The officer suffered cuts and bruising and a man and woman, both 20, were arrested at the scene.

David Molloy of Thumpers was charged with burglary, driving with no insurance, handling stolen goods, driving above the alcohol limit, taking a vehicle without consent and attempted GBH. He appeared at Hatfield Remand Court yesterday and was remanded into custody.

Danielle Hammond of Old House Road was charged with handling stolen goods and being carried in a motor vehicle which had been taken without the owner’s consent. She is due to appear in court today.

An 18 year old man from Hemel Hempstead was also arrested yesterday on suspicion of burglary, in connection with the same incident. He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.