In the footage, filmed on a passer-by's mobile phone, the officer can be seen approaching a young man driving a red hatchback who then pushes him to the ground.
Police officer suffered torn ligaments and broken finger at domestic assault arrest in LeedsThe officer draws his baton and the two men grapple on the street before the suspect manages to get inside his car and drive away, leaving his mule sandal lying on the road.
The incident happened on Grantham Road in Great Horton, Bradford, yesterday morning.
Police officer feared for his life when Leeds chase crash driver attackedWest Yorkshire Police said:
"Enquiries are ongoing today after a police officer was assaulted in Bradford.
"The incident occurred at about 11.35am yesterday on Grantham Road after a police officer was assaulted by a male who he was speaking with regarding a traffic matter. The suspect then made off from the scene, damaging a police car in the process.
"The male officer was not seriously injured but was taken to hospital for treatment.
"A number of enquiries into the incident remain ongoing and anyone who saw the assault is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101, referencing crime number 13180366948."
Video courtesy of The Yorkshire Bible.