‘Totally unacceptable’: Off-road biker attacks PCSOs in Sheffield park

PCSOs were assaulted in a Sheffield park (Photo: Getty)PCSOs were assaulted in a Sheffield park (Photo: Getty)
PCSOs were assaulted in a Sheffield park (Photo: Getty)
PCSOs were assaulted when they seized an off-road bike being driven through a Sheffield park.

Officers seized the bike in a park in Lowedges and were assaulted by the owner.

Inspector Louise Kent, of the Sheffield South West neighbourhood policing team, said: “Yesterday our PCSO's seized an off-road bike after seeing it being driven through a park at Lowedges.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“Their efforts resulted in the owner assaulting them which is totally unacceptable when they are simply carrying out their duty.”

The South Yorkshire branch of the Police Federation said: “Truly appalling to hear of another example of an employee of South Yorkshire Police being assaulted simply doing their duty in protecting and serving the public.

"Whilst we as the Police Federation represent the majority of the police officers of South Yorkshire Police, we would like to our offer our best wishes to the PCSOs involved and hope the the offender is dealt with as robustly as possible by the court.”

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a digital subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Nancy Fielder, editor.