An electric bike rider suffered a fractured knee and a broken thighbone after allegedly being hit by a police officer.

Sussex Police PC Tim Bradshaw is accused of knocking the bike rider to the floor in the incident in Hawthorn Road, Bognor in 2022.

Bradshaw, 54, faces charges of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A hearing at Portsmouth Magistrates Court heard that Bradshaw allegedly knocked a person off an electric bike in Bognor on November 3, 2022.

Bradshaw, from Bersted in West Sussex, was allegedly trying to stop the bike when he was hit to the floor.


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The case was adjourned to be heard at Portsmouth Crown Court on May 7 and Bradshaw, who serves with Sussex Police, was released on bail until then.

Sussex Police said in a statement released after Bradshaw was charged: “The matter was referred to the Independent Office of Police Conduct who directed that a local investigation by Sussex Police should be conducted.

“The force will consider misconduct proceedings once the criminal proceedings have concluded.”