DETECTIVES have charged two men after an officer sustained chest injuries when he was struck by a stolen car in west Belfast.
The 27-year-old and 19-year-old have been charged with assault on police and hijacking a car.
The 19-year-old is further accused of causing grievous bodily injury to the police officer by dangerous driving.
The officer sustained chest injuries as he tried to stop a car in Suffolk Inn car park on Suffolk Road on Saturday.
His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The men are to face Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday further accused of a number of motoring offences.
The officer was injured at about 3.10 am as he tried to open the door of a silver Renault Megane in the grounds of the Suffolk Inn.
Police said it is believed the car had been taken without consent.
They have linked the assault on police at Suffolk Road to an earlier hijacking of a red Vauxhall Corsa in Locan Street, west Belfast.