Woman police officer injured in Sheffield axe attack is named in court

The block of flats where the incident first began
The block of flats where the incident first began

A woman police officer left with a fractured skull, broken leg and serious hand injuries following an axe attack has been named as PC Lisa Bates.

She was named when 35-year-old Nathan Sumner, of Plowright Close, Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, appeared before city magistrates over the attack this morning.

He is accused of attempted murder, six counts of assault by beating, a section 47 assault, two counts of making threats to kill, affray, threatening a person with a blade in a public place and

production of cannabis.

Five officers were injured on Wednesday night when dealing with an incident at Plowright Close, which spilled out into the Co-op on nearby Blackstock Road.

Sumner spoke only to confirm his name and address when he appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court this morning.

He was remanded in custody until his case is heard at Sheffield Crown Court on May 13.