A Penge man appeared in court today charged after a policewoman suffered multiple injuries when a car reversed into her vehicle.

Ricky Johnson, 32, also known as Ricky Preddie, was arrested yesterday (TUES) in connection with the incident in north west London last week.

Police said an Alfa Romeo car stopped in Wembley before reversing along the pavement, colliding with a police vehicle on Wednesday November 6.

The policewoman, named only as PC Trzeciak, was getting out of the police vehicle when the car reversed into the passenger door trapping her by the neck.

The driver of the black Alfa Romeo then sped off, leaving the policewoman with a neck injury and punctured leg that required stitching.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital, where her condition was not believed to be life-threatening.

The defendant confirmed his name as Mr Johnson, nationality as British and address as "Croydon Road, London, SE20 7AE" when he appeared at Willesden Magistrates’ Court.

Sarah Gabay, prosecuting, said: “Police noticed a black Alpha Romeo in Harrow, with the driver revving the engine repeatedly.

“The driver was recognised as disqualified after checks were carried out.

“Officers had a clear look and recognised the driver.

“They tried to stop the vehicle, but lost sight of it and other officers became involved in the search.”

The car was relocated and police spotted the driver doing a full loop of the roundabout without taking a turn.

Miss Gabay added: “The driver was aware of the police presence and knew he was being asked to stop.

“He did a second loop of the roundabout and then came to a stop.”

The court heard three officers got out of the car but as a fourth officer tried to get out, the Alpha Romeo reversed into the police vehicle.

Miss Gabay said: “The officer’s neck got trapped between the car and the passenger door and the other officers heard her cry out in pain.”

Miss Gabay added that PC Trzeciak sustained a puncture injury to the left calf which had to be stitched up after flesh was lost, with the resulting injury likely to receive permanent scarring.

Johnson was charged with grievous bodily harm (GBH), dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop and driving without insurance.

He was only asked to enter pleas to the GBH and dangerous driving charges. He pleaded not guilty to both.

Magistrate Louise Woolf refused Johnson bail and he was remanded custody until his next appearance at Harrow Crown Court on December 11.