OFFICER SERIOUSLY INJURED AFTER BEING STRUCK BY STOLEN MOTORCYCLE

A police officer will undergo surgery, after he was hit by a stolen motorcycle in the Newcastle suburb of Wallsend at the weekend.

It’s alleged the Senior Constable was deliberately struck by the motorcyclist in the driveway of a Bent Street home, leaving him with extensive cuts and burns to his legs.

Police had attended the address as part of an investigation into the whereabouts of a stolen motorcycle.

The rider, who was wanted on outstanding warrants, left the scene, before he was picked up during a vehicle stop at nearby Glendale.

He was charged with a string of offences including driving while disqualified.

The accused was denied bail to front Toronto Local Court today.