Officer scarred for life after bite attack
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.