One police officer has been stabbed, and three other officers have been assaulted after they responded to a call for help that was made by a member of the public.
At around 15:25 hours on Wednesday 23rd Septer, Greater Manchester Police responded to the call for help after the member of the public called them to a residential address in Fircroft Road.
Officers raced to the scene and quickly established that two males at the address had been involved in a fight.
As part of their enquiries, officers attended another address on Bankfield Drive. When officers arrived, they were immediately set upon by occupants who were at the address.
During the struggle that ensued, one officer was stabbed in the arm. That officer was taken to hospital and required multiple stitches. Two other officers received minor injuries, and a fourth officer was spat at.
Two men, one aged 29 and the other aged 23, were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer. A 27-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of obstructing the police.
Superintendent Leon Jacobs said:
“During this incident, one officer was stabbed in the arm; another’s face was spat on, and two others sustained minor injuries.
“Thankfully, the officer who was stabbed is expected to make a full recovery. Greater Manchester Police will provide each of them with support.
“I am disgusted that people who come to work to fight crime and protect members of the public across Greater Manchester have been treated like this.
“This is unacceptable behaviour which we will not tolerate and I would like use this opportunity to remind anyone who considers assaulting a police officer that it is a criminal offence which will be fully investigated by police and, where appropriate, referred to the Crown Prosecution Service.”
This incident occurred at around the same time when ten Metropolitan Police officers were attacked with what is believed to be acid as they carried out a drugs warrant in north London.
All ten officers were hospitalised following the incident in Dale Close, Barnet.
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