Man accused of hammer attack on Sheffield police officer remanded into custody

A man accused of attacking a police officer with a hammer during an incident at a Sheffield property, has been remanded into custody.

Saturday, 2nd November 2019, 11:27 am
Updated Sunday, 3rd November 2019, 3:22 pm
Ben Stanton, 34, of Longley Hall Road, Longley has been remanded into custody until his next appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on November 28 this year

Dressed in a grey t-shirt and blue jeans, 34-year-old Ben Stanton, of Longley Hall Road, Longley was brought before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this morning accused of attempting to cause wounding with intent.

Stanton is alleged to have attacked a police officer with a hammer during an altercation at a property in Longley Hall Road, Longley yesterday morning.

In a statement, a spokesman for South Yorkshire Police (SYP) said the officer involved in the incident suffered ‘minor injuries’.

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Stanton’s application for bail was refused by magistrates, who remanded him into custody until his next appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on November 28.

The SYP spokesman added: “At around 11.10am, officers were carrying out an arrest warrant at a property on Longley Hall Road.

“Whilst at the address, an officer was reportedly assaulted by a man with a hammer.

“The officer was taken to hospital for minor injuries and has since been discharged. He is now recovering at home with his family.