A police officer is in a serious condition in hospital after being assaulted in Peterborough on Monday (8 February) afternoon.
The officer, who is in his 20s and a response team officer in the north of the county, was conducting a welfare check at a property in Ledbury Road at about 5pm when he was assaulted.
The police officer was rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge by emergency ambulance where he remains in what police have described as a ‘serious but stable’ condition.
Joshua Gull, 27, of Herne Road, Oundle, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent in connection with the incident.
He appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court this morning (10th Feb), and has been remanded into custody to appear at Peterborough Crown Court on a future date.
Chief Constable Nick Dean said:
“My officers and staff work tirelessly to keep our communities safe but sadly, they are regularly subjected to violence which too often results in injury. This is a shocking reminder of the dangers officers and staff face every day in their role to protect the public.
“Assaults against police officers and staff should never be just ‘part of the job’ and it is outrageous to see this officer has been severely assaulted while on duty and trying to help.
“My full support and thoughts are with the officer, his colleagues and his family while he recovers in hospital.”
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Again another officer attacked on duty why are we still not routinely arming officers with tasers and employ and deploy more dogs