To the emergency services family and to every member of the public who supports the emergency services and who follows our pages, we need YOUR help in tracking down someone who has put an armed police officer in hospital with serious injuries.
It goes without saying, that anyone who decides to allegedly use their vehicle as weapon MUST be held to account for their actions.
Having struck the officer, the driver of the vehicle then made off from the scene leaving the officer laying on the floor with serious injuries.
Whoever it was that was responsible for this cowardly and callous act is still out there and they MUST be caught.
Anyone capable of using this level of violence against a member of the emergency services MUST be taken off of the streets and must be held to account for their truly despicable actions.
Right now, we have a member of the #EmergencyServices family laying in a hospital bed as his family, friends and colleagues come to terms with what has happened.
Someone out there will know who this individual is. And we are pleading to anyone with any information to contact the Police as a matter of urgency.
A statement on the Leics.Police.uk website confirmed that:
“Police were called just after 3.30am this morning (5 October) following a report of a man assaulted in Belvoir Street, Leicester.
“Following information received during the call, armed officers were deployed to the scene.
“The assaulted man, who is in his twenties, did not attend hospital for treatment.
“In response to this assault, two men aged 19 and two men aged 20, all from Leicester, have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently in police custody.
“Shortly after, an officer carrying out enquiries in response to the initial report was injured in the area of Bradbourne Road.
“Early enquiries suggest the officer was deliberately driven at by a car which then left the scene in Bradbourne Road.
“The officer suffered serious injuries and is currently in hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
“The investigation is at an early stage and police are currently linking the two incidents.
“A section of Belvoir Street remains closed off this morning while enquiries remain ongoing.
Deputy Chief Constable Rob Nixon said: “This is a serious incident which saw one man injured and one officer seriously injured while he was on duty.
“This is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We are fully investigating this incident and a team of officers and staff are carrying out full enquiries.
“If you have any information in relation to these incidents, we urge you to make contact with us.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 71 of 5/10/18.
If you would like to speak to Crimestoppers anonymously, then please call 0800 555 1111.
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Isn’t about time Parliament legislated about thuggery towards services staff – there is insufficient deterrent in the UK – America at least protect the public and emergency services with significant prison terms. Life should mean life no mater what the financial costs may be – once found guilty of any violence to the person make the tariff fit the crime.