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Attacker brags about ‘good fight’ which left police officer with skin torn off his hand

PUBLISHED: 12:07 12 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:56 12 May 2018

Picture shared by Norwich Police on May 12 2018 on Twitter.

Picture shared by Norwich Police on May 12 2018 on Twitter.

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A person who assaulted a PC later bragged that giving a “good fight” is an Olympic sport, officers have said.

Norwich Police Tweeted a photo of injuries sustained by an officer during an assault, during which skin was torn off his hand.

Officers later Tweeted: “Injuries sustained as a result of someone who clearly thinks that assaulting police and giving a ‘good fight’ is an Olympic sport and later bragged about this to fellow officers.”

Figures released last month revealed a 32pc rise in the number of assaults on police over the year.

Between April 2017 and March 2018 515 assaults on police were recorded, including 113 of actual bodily harm and 19 of grievous bodily harm. While 383 were assaults which left no injury, it was a rise on 390 assaults between April 2016 and March 2017.

Chief Constable Simon Bailey described it as “unacceptable”.

He said: “Thankfully the majority of assaults are the low end of the scale but on occasions officers are subjected to really violent and horrific assaults.”


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