A police officer has escaped serious injury after being dragged 40 feet by a speeding car.

Scotland Yard said the officer only suffered minor bruises and grazes following the incident, which happened in Southgate earlier today (Wednesday).

The Territorial Support Group officer had approached a car at around 9.45am when he became suspicious of the occupants.

It was then that the car was driven at him, police said.

A police spokesperson said: “The officer was dragged along by the car, the soles of his shoes being torn off in the struggle from which he was finally able to roll free.”

The officer was treated for his injuries at a police station and has remained on duty.

Police are now seeking the two occupants of the car on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 2032/22JUL.