Male Charged After Attacking Two Police Officers With A Bladed Weapon
A man has been charged after two police officers were targetted in a senseless attack as they returned a 10-year-old boy to his home address.
The attack on the officers is not believed to be related to the incident that they were dealing with.
A spokesperson for Lanarkshire Police said:
“A 25-year-old man has been arrested and charged after two police officers were seriously assaulted in Wishaw.
“The response officers were dealing with a separate incident returning a 10-year-old boy to an address on Greenfield Drive around 10.15 pm on Sunday, 14 June, when they were approached by the 25-year-old.
“One of the constables, aged 24, suffered a serious injury to his hand caused by a bladed weapon and the other constable, aged 23, suffered a serious head injury.
“Both men were taken to the University Hospital Wishaw.
“The 23-year-old has been released from hospital, and the other officer remains there in a stable condition.
“The 25-year-old man is due to appear at Hamilton Sheriff Court today (Tuesday 16 June)”.
Chief Inspector Mark Leonard, local area commander, said:
“Both officers were simply doing their job and suddenly found themselves dealing with an incident that was completely unexpected.
“Every police officer knows the circumstances of every incident they attend could change quickly and they are well trained to deal with this.
“However, the reality of the situation requires a great amount of alertness, professionalism and bravery. I would like to praise them for that.
“I have spoken to both officers to wish them a speedy recovery and passed on our best wishes from everyone in Lanarkshire Division.”
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