A police officer who was hit by a motorcycle going the wrong way on the M25 remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The motorway was closed in both directions near Junction 3 for Swanley following the crash at around 4.05pm on Sunday (January 24), after police attended reports of a stolen motorcycle.

The officer, who suffered serious injuries, was lifted to a London hospital by air ambulance.

Colleagues from Kent’s road policing unit have thanked members of the public for helping the officer.

They tweeted: “It is not every day we are using everything taught to us on our tactical medics course, alongside good friends on a good friend.

“Thank you to the members of the public that stopped to help our colleague. 

“Thank you to my colleagues that rushed to our friends shouts for help. 

“Thank you for your well wishes and words of support. 

“Thank you to every single officer, staff member and volunteer involved that brought this harrowing event to a conclusion with the male in our custody.

“I get to go home after my 17-hour shift today, my colleague is in hospital with his loved ones by his side and a long road to recovery ahead. 

“Our thoughts are with him and his family.”

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of offences including dangerous driving.

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