A fundraising page set up for two injured police officers who were run over by a Maserati this morning, has raised more than £6,000 in three hours.
Donations have poured in from fellow police officers, emergency services personnel and well-wishers shocked at the plight of the male and female constables from Brent, who remain in hospital.
Friend Daryl Asprey, from Waltham Forest, launched the online fundraising page this afternoon after Scotland Yard revealed the extent of the officers’ injuries.
The male officer is still in critical condition and the female has several fractures.
He said: ‘The page has been set up to raise funds for two police colleagues who have suffered very serious injuries when they were struck by a vehicle whilst on duty.
‘This is the season of good will and giving, so please dig deep and give as much or as little as you can afford.’
He added: ‘Every little donation, will I’m sure, be greatly received by our friends who will need considerable support for sometime into the future.’
Within minutes donations started to clock up and before the GoFundMe page had been live for an hour, the fund had broken the £1,000.
Daryl said: ‘Well done guys. We’ve reached the original target of £1000! This wasn’t an upper limit but an initial goal. The more we get, the more we can assist our friends. Keep it coming.’
One person, Sean Carroll, said on the page: ‘Get well soon guys! Will be a long road to recovery however we will all be there for you.’
Simon Hunt added: ‘Having read about this in the news as a retired officer I am sending my best wishes and prayers to both, families and colleagues.’
After four hours 368 people had donated cash and the total raised stood at £6,635.
The Maserati driver has been taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information that may assist police should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Alperton on 020 8991 9555 or via Twitter @MetCC.
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