Police officer attacked and bitten on leg while helping paramedics with patient



A police officer was attacked and bitten on the leg while helping paramedics treat a patient who had suffered a medical episode.

Officers were called by the ambulance service to Congleton Road, Biddulph, at around 6.45am this morning.

While they were assisting the crew, the man became aggressive and began threatening the officers.

The 28-year-old resisted being detained with one officer suffering a bite on the leg and a cut hand with a suspected broken thumb.

He was taken into custody for assault by beating of an emergency service worker.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We received a call from West Midlands Ambulance Service at about 6.45am this morning (11 January) requesting our assistance in Congleton Road, Biddulph.

“A man, aged 28 and from Biddulph, they were trying to help was suffering a medical episode.

“Officers arrived and assisted the ambulance crew, but the male became aggressive towards officers and threatened them.

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“Officers detained him but the man resisted. One officer suffered a bite to the leg and a cut hand with a suspected broken thumb.

“The 28-year-old man was arrested for assault by beating of an emergency worker.

“He remains in custody at this time.”





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