Dramatic CCTV footage shows the moment a police officer was flung to the ground as he tried to stop a moving getaway van. Officers were called to a tile company in Birmingham following reports of a burglary in progress. When the police arrived, PC Gareth Lowe spotted a van near the scene and approached the passenger door. As he grabbed the handle, the vehicle began to accelerate away. Despite clinging on as it gathered speed, he was thrown to the floor, smashing his on the road. The 34-year-old officer's injuries have been life threatening but luckily he was treated at hospital and has now made a full recovery. An investigation was launched and four men aged 24 and 25, were arrested and are all currently on police bail. Report by Claire Lomas.