A POLICE officer was allegedly run over by a man in Athersley.

At approximately 7.35pm on June 18, officers were in the Athersley North area of Barnsley.

While there, they approached two male occupants in a white van. The driver of the van attempted to drive away and allegedly hit one of the officers in the process.

The van was found abandoned later and the two men, a 19-year-old and 21-year-old, were arrested and remain in police custody.

The officer was taken to hospital and discharged last night with bruising to the chest and hip area.