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Thug assaulted police officer in Sedgley before making off in handcuffs

By Charlotte Callear | Sedgley | Crime | Published:

A police officer was assaulted by a thug who made his escape still in handcuffs.

An appeal has been launched after a police officer was assaulted

The officer was waiting in traffic in Wolverhampton Road, Sedgley, at around 5.40pm on Tuesday when he noticed a green Mercedes being driven around erratically.

The officer ended up in hospital with injuries to his hands and his face as he tried to detain the driver for motoring and drug offences before making off towards Hyde Park Crescent while still wearing handcuffs.

Police found drugs and a knife in the car and are appealing for information to find a male passenger and the offender who have been described as a white male, approximately 25-30 years old, with short black hair and an Eastern European accent.

He was wearing a blue Adidas top and light khaki jeans.

Chief Inspector, Mark Ward, Commander for South Staffordshire local policing team, said: “We take assaults against police officers very seriously and whenever this happens we ensure that officer welfare is paramount. Abuse of our officers will not be tolerated and we will do all we can to catch the perpetrator

“The officer in question is our main priority and he is receiving the appropriate support and welfare from Staffordshire Police.

“If you have any information that could assist with our investigation, please call us on 101 quoting incident 773 of 8 May.”

Charlotte Callear

By Charlotte Callear
@CCallear_Star

Reporter based at the Express & Star's Wolverhampton head office

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