Essex: Two Charge After Police Officer Injured

Two women have been charged after a police officer was injured when a car drove off during a routine stop check in Witham.

The incident started in Maldon Road, Witham at 10am yesterday (Saturday2 November) when a female driver was stopped in a routine stop check.

The car then drove off from the scene, causing an officer to receive minor injuries which will be checked out by medical staff.

The Citreon then travelled the wrong way around the roundabout at the Rettendon Turnpike, before travelling at speed along the wrong carriageway on the A129 in Rayleigh for a short distance.

The car was stopped in Wickford and two women and a man were arrested.

29-year-old Ashley Morley, from Montague Street, Basildon has been charged with dangerous driving, no insurance, failing to stop after an accident, assault by beating (police officer), no license, failing to stop when required by police officer and a fraud offence.

She has been detained in police custody prior to her appearance at Chelmsford Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday 4 November).

38-year-old Sally Jane Burrows, of Melcombe Road, Benfleet has been charged with possession of a knife in a public place.

She will also appear at the same court tomorrow.

The man who was arrested has been released without charge.

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