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Man facing charges after London police officer reportedly dragged by vehicle during arrest

Police say the incident took place while an officer was attempting to make an arrest.
Police say the incident took place while an officer was attempting to make an arrest. 980 CFPL News

A London man is facing charges after a local police officer was reportedly dragged by a vehicle.

Police said the officer was attempting to arrest a man on an outstanding warrant in the area of Elias and Adelaide streets on Thursday.

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According to police, the man fled and entered a vehicle.

While the man was inside the vehicle, police say the officer attempted to arrest the man. Police allege a brief struggle ensued, and the officer was reportedly dragged a short distance by the vehicle as it drove off.

A short time later, police say officers caught up to the vehicle and the man was arrested.

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A 53-year-old London man has since been charged with four offences, including dangerous operation of a vehicle.

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Police say the officer involved in the incident suffered minor injuries.

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