Published On: Mon, Sep 1st, 2014 on 6:23 pm

Two officers injured in Wakefield whilst responding to emergencies

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Two officers carrying out their duties in Wakefield are recovering from injuries suffered in two separate incidents.

On 30 August, a 44-year-old female officer was knocked unconscious, suffering an injury to her hand and swelling and bruising to the eye and cheekbone, after visiting an address in the Eastmoor area to a report of a domestic incident.

A 24-year-old female was arrested on suspicion of assault and released on bail.

Later the same evening, a 36-year-old female officer was injured suffering cuts and swelling to the side of the face when she attended a 999 call requesting police assistance in the Featherstone area.

A 27-year-old male has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in relation to this incident.

Wakefield Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent, Simon Whitehead, said: “Assaults on police officers in the execution of their duty trying to protect the public are unacceptable and those people who choose to commit such acts of violence towards officers will be dealt with as the law allows.

“My staff do an amazing job in protecting communities and supporting those most vulnerable in our communities. Having spoken to both officers, they are both keen to continue to working with our communities as soon as they can.”

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