Three officers assaulted

Attacks on our teams are not acceptable

1 Feb 2018

Three of our officers were assaulted in the line of duty last night – once again putting themselves in the line of fire to help protect you.

One was bitten by a man suspected of stealing coffee from a convenience store in Cleethorpes.

Another officer was kneed in the groin by a man suspected of assault causing Actual Bodily Harm and making threats to kill, following a call to a property in the Heneage ward of Grimsby.

A third was headbutted when dealing with a teenager said to have caused criminal damage to properties in the St Andrew’s ward of Hull, which left him with injuries to his face.

No further details are available, as three suspects are currently in custody and the matters are being investigated.

In the last 12 months, there have been 309 incidents where our officers have been assaulted in the line of duty – four of which were said to have caused Grievous Bodily Harm or wounding.

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Noble said: “Our officers put themselves in harm’s way to help protect innocent people. There is no acceptable level of violence against police officers and staff.

“Attacking them as they go about their duties is simply not acceptable and we will take action against anyone found to be doing so, as well as ensuring we support the staff concerned.”