Po­lice of­fi­cer’s hand bit­ten in street at­tack

Midweek Visiter - - Front Page -

A PO­LICE of­fi­cer was at­tacked and bit­ten on the hand in a Boo­tle street.

A video shows a man charg­ing at the of­fi­cer, wrestling with him and then throw­ing a bar­rage of punches.

The of­fi­cer was taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter the at­tack.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened in Hero Street, Boo­tle.

The clip – shared widely on so­cial me­dia – be­gins with a man charg­ing at the of­fi­cer in the street. The of­fi­cer ap­pears to use a ba­ton to de­fend him­self, and is then slammed up against a parked car.

A mem­ber of the pub­lic then at­tempts to in­ter­vene, and tries to pull the at­tacker off the po­lice of­fi­cer. The at­tacker then throws punches at the of­fi­cer, who stag­gers back.

At this point, po­lice sup­port ar­rives, and the at­tacker is ap­pre­hended.

A po­lice spokesman said they were called out to a house in Hero Street fol­low­ing re­ports of a dis­pute at around 1am. Af­ter po­lice tried to calm the sit­u­a­tion, an of­fi­cer was as­saulted.

Pol­lice said the of­fi­cer was punched and bit­ten on the hand. He was taken to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment but later dis­charged.

The spokesman said: “Mersey­side Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an al­le­ga­tion of as­sault on an of­fi­cer which is re­ported to have hap­pened on Hero Street, Boo­tle. The in­ci­dent was re­ported to us shortly af­ter 1am on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 27.

“Po­lice were called to a res­i­den­tial prop­erty fol­low­ing re­ports that there was an on­go­ing dis­pute. On po­lice ar­rival, af­ter try­ing to defuse the sit­u­a­tion, one of­fi­cer was as­saulted which re­sulted in him be­ing punched and re­ceiv­ing bite in­juries to his hand. He was taken to hos­pi­tal for ex­amin-ation and has since been dis­charged.”

Po­lice said a man had been charged with as­sault of an emer­gency worker and com­mon as­sault of an emer­gency worker. He has been re­leased on con­di­tional bail un­til Jan­uary 25.

Scene of at­tack: Hero Street

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.