Merseyside Police has arrested a man after an officer was struck by a scrambler bike in Speke this afternoon, Friday 28 July.
Just after 3pm, a scrambler bike was driven at officers on Alderfield Drive, injuring a police community support officer (PCSO). The suspect then ran off into a farmer’s field.
The PCSO sustained facial injuries and trauma to the leg and back, and he has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as stable.
A 19-year-old man from Speke was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault and taken into custody to be questioned.
Assistant Chief Constable Jenny Sims said, “An attack of this nature on a serving police officer is abhorrent, reckless and totally unacceptable.
“Every single day, Merseyside Police officers give their time to fearlessly put their own lives and personal safety on the line every day to protect the public from harm.
“They are called upon to attend incidents that can involve a whole range of criminality including the use of aggression, violence and weapons and don’t know what they are dealing with until they attend.
“They do it willingly, because they have joined the police service to protect people and keep Merseyside safe. However, they expect and deserve to return home safely to their loved ones.
“Sadly, today our officer’s dedication has come at a great cost to himself. Thankfully he is now receiving the care and treatment he needs, and everyone at Merseyside Police wishes him well. He will receive our full support as he recovers from this terrible incident.”
Asst Chief Constable Sims added, “Although we have arrested a man following the incident, I want to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed, or who has CCTV or dashcam not yet submitted to police, to come forward.
“Your information or evidence could prove vital as we seek to bring those responsible to justice.”
You can pass on any information via DM @MerPolCC, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook quoting with reference 23000685388. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111