90 days from today is Tue, 15 January 2019
16 May 2018
A GMP officer has been injured after being assaulted with a glass bottle.
The officer was left with a deep head wound from the attack which happened as she dealt with a man suspected of indecent exposure in Moston.
She was struck three times by the bottle but managed to handcuff and detain the man with the assistance of a member of the public.
She later received five staples to the wound in hospital.
Chief Inspector Umer Khan told the Manchester Evening News that he was proud of her actions.
“Everyday our officers put themselves in harm’s way to protect other people and although it brings challenges they should be able to go home every day without injury,” he said.
“I’d like to commend the bravery of the officer who, despite a head injury, was still able to make the arrest and prevent other people from coming to harm.
“I’m pleased to say she is now recovering at home.”
Chf Con Ian Hopkins tweeted; “A @gmpolice colleague was seriously assaulted yesterday making an arrest.
“She was repeatedly hit over the head causing a wound that required 5 staples. Thankfully 2 members of the public stepped in to support her.
“Totally unacceptable that an officer is assaulted in this way.”
In a separate incident, two GMP officers had urine thrown on them this week.
They had been hoping to question a 39-year-old man about criminal damage in China Town, but he refused to leave his cell in the custody suite.
He then scooped up water from the toilet and threw it at them through the hatch.
The officers were said to be shocked by the assault and had to be removed from duty that day.
They have also received advice about Hepatitis A vaccinations.