LATEST: District Commander to give statement outside Sheffield flat where police officers were attacked with axe

One of Sheffield's most senior ranking police officers is to visit the crime scene where a female police officer was seriously injured by a man armed with an axe.

Thursday, 14th April 2016, 12:38 pm
Police remain at a block of flats in Gleadless, Sheffield, this morning (Thursday 14 April 2016) after several police officers were injured by a male when they attempted to arrest him last night (Wednesday 13 April 2016). See Ross Parry copy RPYPOLICE : A man has been arrested following a domestic incident. Police were called to Plowright Close, Sheffield at around 7.50pm last night and made attempts to arrest a man, who is in his 30s. During the course of the arrest, a number of police officers were injured. They are receiving treatment for their injuries, which are not life-threatening. The injured officers' families have been informed.

Chief Superintendent David Hartley, Sheffield’s District Commander, will address the media gathered outside the flat in Plowright Close, Gleadless Valley, where the woman and a male colleague were attacked after calling at the property to deal with a domestic incident.

After attacking the two bobbies, the man with the axe then fled to the nearby Co-op store in Blackstock Road, where he began hurling missiles at staff and customers.

Three other police officers who arrived at the shop to arrest him were also injured.

A man is being held this afternoon on suspicion of attempted murder.

The press conference is due to take place at 1pm.