Thames Valley Police (TVP) have charged a man after two police officers were assaulted in Oxfordshire.
Morgan Culshaw, 25, was arrested following the incident that unfolded between junctions 8 and 9 of the M40 in Oxfordshire on Thursday 20th August.
Two police officers had stopped a vehicle and attempted to try and speak to the driver.
During the incident, the officers were punched and sprayed with their own Captor spray after the accused managed to take it from them.
One of the officers was bitten during the incident while the other had their head stamped on.
Culshaw was charged with two counts of assault, one count of theft, one count of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, one count of dangerous driving, one count of failing to provide a sample, and one count of using a motor vehicle without insurance.
Culshaw appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court today (22/8) and is due to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 24th September.
Meanwhile, a Metropolitan Police officer was stabbed in the arm as he tried to make an arrest on Sunday 23rd August.
Response team officers were called to an address in Dovesdale Close, Harefield, at around 02:44 hours to reports made by members of the public regarding a disturbance.
When officers arrived on the scene, they could hear a loud disturbance inside of the property.
When officers knocked on the door to conduct a welfare check on the occupants of the address, a male who was armed with a knife confronted the officers.
As officers tried to detain the male, one of them suffered a knife injury to their arm. Officers deployed their taser, and the male was taken into custody.
A 40-year-old man was arrested for assault on an emergency service worker, GBH and affray.
The officer was taken to hospital, where he was assessed, and his stab wound was treated. His injuries are not serious.
Talking about the stabbing of one of his officers, Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Bowen from the West Area Basic Command Unit said:
“These officers were courageous and extremely lucky that they were able to walk away from this incident with minimal injuries.
“This is an example of the dangers that our officers face whilst doing their role as police officers protecting Londoners. We wish the injured officer a speedy recovery.”
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