Sheffield police officer injured in attack says thanks for support and well wishes

The Sheffield police officer left with a fractured skull, broken leg and severe head injuries in an attack has thanked members of the public and her colleagues for their well wishes and support as she recovers from her ordeal.

Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 11:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 12:53 pm
PC Lisa Bates

PC Lisa Bates, who is based at Woodseats Police Station in Sheffield, was one of a number of officers attacked during an incident which started in Plowright Close, Gleadless Valley and spilled out into the nearby Co-op in Blackstock Road.

She underwent a number of operations following the attack and is still recovering at home.

Her colleagues were less seriously injured.

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Chief Inspector Lydia Lynskey said: “Thankfully, I am pleased to report that all officers injured in this incident are now making good progress in their recovery.

“Lisa is hoping to start the next phase of her recovery and have the cast removed from her leg, when she attends hospital in the coming days.

"Although she still gets headaches, her head and hand injuries have healed well under the circumstances and early indications are that she should make a full recovery and get the full use of her finger.

“Throughout, she has praised the surgical assessment unit at the Northern General Hospital, who have taken exceptional care of her and supported her and her family through this difficult time and she can’t thank them enough.

“A Just Giving page set up by a Sheffield police officer has now closed and the proceeds have been given to Lisa and her colleagues.

“They are overwhelmed by the generosity shown and they want to express their sincere thanks to everyone for the donations and the hundreds of well wishes from the public and colleagues."

Nathan Sumner, aged 35, of Plowright Close, Gleadless Valley, is charged with attempted murder, six counts of assault by beating, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, two counts of making threats to kill, affray, threatening a person with a blade in a public place and production of cannabis.

He is remanded in custody and next due at Sheffield Crown Court on

The next hearing will take place on Friday, August 12.