A MAN has appeared in court in connection with a hit and run on a police officer.
Freddie Field is facing four charges in relation to a collision that left PC Alison Zachs injured.
She was on a cycle patrol in Sedgeley Close, Southsea, when the incident happened at 9.30pm on Thursday, May 24,
The driver left the scene and Field was arrested following an appeal for information in The News.
The 27-year-old, of Greville Green, Emsworth, is charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm, causing actual bodily harm, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified from holding a licence.
He did not enter any pleas to the charges when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
The magistrates ruled the case was so serious it must be heard at the crown court.
Field was released on bail on the conditions that he sticks to a curfew and regularly reports to the police.
He is due to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court in February to enter pleas.