Johannesburg - A Johannesburg metro police officer was run over and injured when he tried to pull over a car in Riverlea on Thursday.

“He tried to stop a white VW Golf after noticing that it did not have number plates. The driver of the Golf knocked him down and sped away instead,” spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The 26-year-old officer was taken to hospital.

The Golf driver was still at large. - Sapa