Police officer left with broken fingers after being ‘badly assaulted’

PUBLISHED: 10:32 20 January 2018

Emergency services have warned motorists to take care on the roads. Picture by Denise Bradley.

Emergency services have warned motorists to take care on the roads. Picture by Denise Bradley.


A Great Yarmouth police officer suffered broken fingers during the arrest of a wanted man.

The officer has been signed off work for “at least” a month, according to the Norfolk Police Federation, after being “badly assaulted.”

Commenting on the recent incident, Norfolk Police Federation tweeted: “@GYarmouthPolice officer has recently been badly assaulted during an arrest of a wanted male.

“Officer sustained broken fingers. Officer now signed off work for at least one month. Officer contacted by local @NorfolkPolfed rep to offer support and guidance.”

The Norfolk Police Federation represents more than 1,500 men and women who provide a policing service to the people of Norfolk.

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