Avon and Somerset Police Appeal: Off-duty officer assaulted after intervening in disturbance

Posted By 👤  Admin 1st May 2019

Police are appealing for witnesses after an off-duty police officer was attacked while trying to intervene in a dispute in the Clifton Triangle area of Bristol.

The officer was attempting to resolve an incident in which a man was being abusive to two women in Queens Road, near the junction with Queens Avenue, at about 4am on Sunday 28 April.

The man involved in the incident punched the off-duty officer in the face, knocking him unconscious. He was taken to hospital and found to have suffered a broken jaw for which he’s had to undergo surgery.

The offender ran off after the attack.

He’s described as mixed race, 5ft 10ins, with short black hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

DI Dave Lewis said: “The officer was trying to break up an escalating incident involving a man and two women when he was attacked out of the blue.

“It was an unprovoked and despicable act which has left him with some serious facial injuries. It’s being investigated as an offence of causing grievous bodily harm.

“We’re reviewing CCTV footage from the area and are looking for witnesses to this incident to come forward. We’d especially like to speak to the two women who were involved in the initial incident.

“We’re providing full support to the injured officer and his family as he recovers from his injuries.”

Inspector Andy Roebuck, Avon and Somerset Police Federation Chair said: “I was horrified at the level of violence used during this attack on a police officer who was simply doing his duty and being human by helping a person in need.

“Attacks on police officers and other emergency workers cannot be tolerated and this coward should be brought to justice.”

If you can help with information on this incident, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219092274.

View Police website appeal

Posted By 👤  Admin 1st May 2019 Custom Tags

Recently Updated Missing Persons

Missing: Regina Goop from Stoke Newington

👤Admin 🕔27th May 2019

Have you seen Regina Goop? She is vulnerable & missing from Stoke Newington #N16 since approx 7pm.

Read Full Article

Missing: Roy Morris from Chalfont St Peter

👤Admin 🕔27th May 2019

Appeal for help in tracing missing man Roy Morris – Chalfont St Peter

Read Full Article

Missing: James Logan [Higgins] from Glasgow

👤Admin 🕔27th May 2019

MISSING PERSON: James Logan alias James Higgins, 50, missing since 1700 hours on 20th May 2019.

Read Full Article

Missing: Jasmine Arrol from Paisley

👤Admin 🕔26th May 2019

Jasmine Arrol (22) was last seen at approximately 0845hrs on Wednesday 22nd May 2019 in the Neilston Road area of Paisley.

Read Full Article

Missing: Dannial Wynn from Upton, Pontefract

👤Admin 🕔26th May 2019

Dannial Wynn, 13yrs is currently missing from the Upton area of Pontefract.

Read Full Article

Missing: Adam Stanmore from Oxford

👤Admin 🕔26th May 2019

Adam Stanmore, who is 37, was last seen on Saturday 18 May at 10.49pm in Horspath Road in Oxford and was reported missing to the force on Wednesday (22/5).

Read Full Article

Police Appeals