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Man remains in custody after attack on Sheffield police officers

Two police officers were injured during an incident in Crookes
Two police officers were injured during an incident in Crookes

A man remains in custody this morning following an attack on two police officers called out to a domestic incident in Sheffield.

Two police officers were injured after violence flared as they called at a house on Netherfield Road, Crookes, at around 2pm on Saturday.

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Both officers were taken to hospital but have since been released.

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Their men's injuries were not as severe as first feared but both remain off work today as they recover from their ordeal.

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A 43-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attacking the officers and a member of the public is still being held this morning.

Sheffield's crime manager, Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Paul Murphy, said: "Officers attended a domestic related incident and were assaulted by a male.

"As a result of good fortune and the preventative actions of the officers their injuries were not as serious as first thought but both officers are not on duty today as a result of this incident."

He added: "Assaults on police officers are something that should not be happening. Police officers like anyone else go to work not expecting to be assaulted - it is not acceptable.

"These people are our protectors and subjecting them to assaults is not something that is acceptable in any way, shape or form.

"We investigate these matters extremely seriously and will always pursue every assault on an officer."

Over the weekend, Superintendent Paul McCurry, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "This is unacceptable two officers have responded to a violent domestic in Sheffield and have been assaulted.

"Officers continue to put themselves in harms way to protect the public."