Details have emerged of the moment a Newtown officer (West Midlands Police) was punched repeatedly by a suspect during a prolonged and sustained attack.
The exact circumstances of the incident are not clear, but despite her injuries, the officer still managed to keep hold of the suspect until further units arrived at the scene.
The officer required hospital treatment for her injuries.
In a tweet, Force Response (@ResponseWMP) said:
‘Yesterday was a tough day. An officer from Newtown was repeatedly punched while on the floor causing numerous facial injuries that required hospital treatment.
‘Despite her injuries, she was still restraining the offender when colleagues arrived’.
The officer’s injuries included a split lip, a bloodied nose as well as swelling to her jaw.
The officer also sustained an injured wrist and various cuts and bruising elsewhere to her body.
Her partner also received a black eye during the violent encounter.
TV personality and avid supporter of the emergency services, Nick Knowles, tweeted his support for the injured officers.
‘She showed incredible bravery and tenacity. Too many police injured. 400 a week! Under resourced and under appreciated’.
All the team here at Emergency Services News wish the officers a speedy recovery.
Let’s hope that when the individual responsible for the savage assault is put before the courts, then the severity of his crime reflects his sentence.
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