Of­fi­cer scarred for life af­ter bite at­tack

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Po­lice have re­leased im­ages of the in­juries suf­fered by an of­fi­cer who was scarred for life when she was bit­ten by a man she was at­tempt­ing to help.

PC Danielle Ruzewicz, of Hamp­shire po­lice, says she was left ques­tion­ing her role in the force fol­low­ing the at­tack by Brett Ferre, who has been jailed for two years and four months.

The 35-yearold, of Wind­mill Grove,

Fare­ham, pleaded guilty at Portsmouth

Crown Court to a charge of un­law­ful wound­ing.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened on Septem­ber 16 last year when PC Ruzewicz, 36, and her col­league were re­spond­ing to a call when they saw Ferre with a head in­jury at Portch­ester seafront.

She said: “We tried to then re­strain him and, as I went to grab his left arm, he trapped my hand un­der his head, turned his head and he bit down on my arm.”

Hamp­shire Po­lice Fed­er­a­tion chair­man John Apter said: “We must pro­tect the pro­tec­tors and there has to be a de­ter­rent for those who at­tack po­lice of­fi­cers.”

The as­sault left a 6 by 3cm tear.

The of­fi­cer was try­ing to help her at­tacker.

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