A policewoman has been deliberately knocked down and injured by a driver outside President Hollande’s palace in central Paris.
Witnesses have said the motorist aimed at the officer outside the Élysée Palace and two people have been arrested.
A reporter on BFM TV in France said the car had been driving the wrong way along a one-way system before ramming the policewoman and knocking her to the floor overnight.
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Hit and run: A policewoman guarding the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris, pictured today, has been deliberately run down outside after a driver went the wrong way up a one-way street
The men in the car then abandoned it and fled on foot but were chased by police on bikes and arrested. President Hollande was in the palace at the time.