Thames Valley Police have appealed for witnesses after an officer was hospitalised following an assault in Milton Keynes.
On Tuesday 5th May, at around 18:30 hours, two Thames Valley Police officers were carrying out a stop-and-search of three men in Pelham Place, Downs Barn.
Two of the males subject to the search were sat in a stationary vehicle at the time of being approached by the officers.
During the search, then men tried to flee from the police after assaulting one of the officers.
The injured officer sustained bruising to his face and swelling to one of his hands. He was admitted to hospital but has since been discharged to continue his recovery at home.
A 22-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class B, producing a controlled drug of class B, assault by beating of an emergency worker, obstructing/resisting a constable in the execution of duty and obstructing an authorised person in the exercise of section 23 power to detain/search a person/car.
A 21-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug of class B, obstructing/resisting a constable in the execution of duty, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class A, possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class B and driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
Both men have been released on bail until 2nd June.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable John Swallow, of Force CID, said:
“I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information about what happened, to please come forward.
“Thankfully, the injuries to the officer were not more serious.
“Anyone with information can contact police by making a report online, quoting reference 43200133086 or if you cannot access online, please call 101.
“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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