Police charge man after police officer struck by stolen motorbike

Detectives have today charged a 22 year old Bridgewater man after a police officer was struck by a stolen motorbike on Goodwins Road, Clarendon Vale yesterday evening.

The man has been charged with aggravated assault, evade police (aggravated circumstances), motor vehicle stealing, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He remains in police custody and is due to appear in court later this afternoon.

A 27 year old Gagebrook man, who police will allege was the pillion passenger on the motorbike at the time of the incident, remains in police custody while investigations continue and appropriate charges in respect to him are determined.

The investigation is ongoing and police would like to hear from anyone with information that could assist.

Anyone with footage of the crash or the motorbike being ridden before the crash is asked to contact Bellerive Police on 131 444 or submit it through the Evidence Portal.

Information can also be provided Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au

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