Ramraid suspect facing four charges

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A MAN is facing four charges following a ramraid and an altercation which nearly ended in a police officer being run over.

The Evening Telegraph reported on Saturday that a 49-year-old man was being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident at KFC in Oakley Road, Corby around 11.30pm on Thursday.

Today he was charged with the lesser offence of attempting to commit GBH against a police officer, as well as three other charges of affray, dangerous driving and failure to provide a specimen of breath.

He will appear before magistrates within a week.

During the incident, the suspect drove a red Peugeot 406 through the front of the restaurant before threatening members of staff still working inside.

He then fled the scene in the vehicle, followed by off duty PC John Cummins, who had witnessed the incident from his car.

And after PC Cummins attempted to detain him, he drove at him, forcing him to jump out of the way.

The man escaped on foot but was found just after midnight.

The offender had also rammed PC Cummins’ car and a marked police car, causing minor shoulder injuries to PC Ruth Hay, who required hospital treatment.