PC Andy Duncan left with broken neck after hit and run
A Merton traffic officer left fighting for his life after a hit and run in Sutton has been named.
PC Andy Duncan was rushed to hospital this morning after he was mown down by a speeding car he had signalled to pull over.
The incident happened at about 1am on Reigate Avenue near the Rosehill junction in Sutton.
It is understood PC Duncan has suffered a broken neck and is currently undergoing surgery.
In his weekly message Darren Williams, Merton’s Borough Commander, said: "As I sit at my desk to write this week’s message I had intended a really positive upbeat message about our proactive operation yesterday.
"Instead I find it hard to know what to say when one of our colleagues, PC Andy Duncan from Traffic is currently fighting for his life in hospital after being run over in Sutton last night.
"Andy has suffered extensive major injuries including a broken neck and is currently in theatre. We can only hope and pray he comes through.
This afternoon the Black VW involved in the incident was found dumped in Hyde Walk in Morden.
Anyone with information of who may have seen the incident should call the investigation team 020 8941 9011.
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