A London nurse who was jailed for a hit and run on a police officer has been banned from the profession. 

Abiola Akilla, who had never passed a driving test and did not have insurance, reversed over PC Caroline Green then drove off as she lay in agony on the ground. 

She had been pulled over near Grays, Essex, as she had been driving at 51mph in a 40mph zone, a court heard.

Akilla, aged in her 50s, told the officer she was "in a rush" before suddenly driving off. 

When PC Green went to the front of the vehicle to note down the car's registration number, Akilla reversed back onto the road, despite being told to stay put.  

PC Green was calling for help on her radio, when Akilla "drove over the top" of her and left the scene. 

The officer suffered five broken ribs, including some which were shattered, as well as leg and arm injuries plus cuts and bruises near her head.

In March 2022 Akilla was jailed for 30 months. 

Now on March 12, 2024, a Nursing and Midwifery Council misconduct panel decided that Akilla should be struck off. 

The panel said her actions had been “a significant departure from the standards expected of a registered nurse”. 

The panel also found that she applied for a job at a nursing healthcare agency in London in January 2021.

She had failed to tell them she was subject to an investigation by the NMC and was the subject of an interim suspension order. 

A report stated: “The panel determined that the appropriate and proportionate sanction is that of a striking-off order. 

“Having regard to the effect of your actions in bringing the profession into disrepute by adversely affecting the public’s view of how a registered nurse should conduct yourself, the panel has concluded that nothing short of this would be sufficient in this case.”