Single-Crewed Officer Attacked By Two Males During Traffic Stop

A Police officer has been attacked by two males following a traffic stop in Cardigan.

Police were called to an urgent assistance call made by the officer at the Synod Inn at around 1315 hours on 9th Feb.

The Officer had been conducting a routine traffic stop on the vehicle that was passing through the location.

The officer who was assaulted is currently waiting for further medical assessments and is unable to return to work.

A large scale search was carried out by police throughout the afternoon and evening, with a 29-year-old man from the Sussex area arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and three counts of taking vehicles without consent.

He remains in police custody at this time.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said:

‘There is currently a high police presence in Cardigan as officers act on information which suggests the outstanding man could be in the area.

‘Officers are urging people to keep their vehicles and outbuildings locked while the operation is underway’.

Police are still appealing for any sightings or information about the outstanding man, who is described as white, and could be wearing shorts and a white t-shirt with grey in the middle.

Any piece of information could be vital in tracing him.

Chief Superintendent Peter Roderick said:

“While one person has been arrested in connection with yesterday’s incident, the second is currently outstanding.

“We are asking people to remain vigilant, not fearful, as at the present time we believe this man to pose more of a risk to police officers than members of the public.

“We are using all the information we have to trace him, and people living in the Cardigan area might have noticed a higher than usual police presence as we act on intelligence we have received.

“We continue to urge people in Ceredigion to keep their domestic and farm vehicles locked, with the keys out of the ignition. This will minimise opportunities for the individual to leave the area.

“Please also report any suspicious information to us, particularly if you believe someone might be using a shed or outbuilding for cover.

“Please report any suspicious behaviour to police by calling 999.”

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