'Shameful' attack on police officers in Sheffield is condemned

Scotland Street in Sheffield city centre, where the officers were reportedly assaulted (photo: Google)
Scotland Street in Sheffield city centre, where the officers were reportedly assaulted (photo: Google)
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A 'shameful' attack on two police officers in Sheffield has today been condemned by fellow officers and members of the public.

A female police officer was sexually assaulted yesterday while investigating a report of attempted rape on Scotland Street in the city centre.

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She and another officer were also attacked with a wooden sign as they tried to detain a man in the early hours of Friday morning.

The Police in Sheffield Twitter account commented: "It’s not part of the job it never had been and it’s unacceptable."

Gill Gillies wrote: "Shameful that our @syptweet officers are subjected to such sickening violence while keeping the public safe. Wishing them both a full recovery and huge thanks to them and their colleagues for everything they do daily for us all."

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Labour Party campaigner Nikki Bond tweeted: "Awful news. Thoughts with the victim and the police officers who were attacked trying to help her."

And Nita Walker commented: "Vile attack. Hope both officers recover quickly."

Police said a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, assault, sexual assault and criminal damage.

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Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident number 83 of April 27.