Police hunt for motorist who deliberately drove at Special Constable in Cliftonville

Image Kent Police

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a vehicle was intentionally driven at a Kent Police Special Constable in Cliftonville.

A motorist in a red Daewoo Matiz drove towards the officer after they were requested to stop in Northdown Road shortly before 6.10am on Monday (December 16).

The officer, who was on foot, was able to move out of the way before any contact was made and did not suffer any injuries.

The vehicle was later found, abandoned, in Fort Paragon, Margate, and enquiries to identify its driver are ongoing.

Detectives would like to speak with anyone who has information that can assist with the investigation and are keen to obtain dash cam footage, or privately held CCTV, that captures the vehicle’s movements.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/239370/19.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org


  1. A special police constable is not a PSCO. A special has full powers of arrest and all powers of a regular officers. Although PCSOs are valued and do a good job they as yet do not have the power to arrest.

Comments are closed.