Officer attacked in Bloxwich

An officer was left with a black eye and suspected broken collar bone after being attacked.

Injured officer
Injured officer

The West Midlands Police officer was assaulted in Mossley, Bloxwich, on Saturday after checking on an elderly vulnerable man.

A 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police constable but later released pending further investigation.

The attack left the officer needing to wear a sling and 'likely to be off the front line duties for several weeks'.

West Midlands Police's force response team tweeted to say the officer had suffered a 'black eye and possible fractured collar bone'.

Officers from neighbouring forces took to social media to wish their injured colleague back to good health.

A South Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: "Wishing our colleague across the boarder a quick and speedy recovery."

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: "On Saturday 10 November, officers attended an address in Mossley, Bloxwich, to carry out a safe and well check on an elderly vulnerable man.

"On arrival, another man became aggressive and assaulted a police officer.

"The 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police constable and later released pending further investigation."

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