LATEST: Sheffield police officers injured by man armed with axe

Police officers injured as they dealt with a domestic incident in Sheffield were attacked by a man with an axe, it has been revealed.

Thursday, 14th April 2016, 10:20 am
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.

One woman and four men were injured in the incident after being called to a flat in Plowright Close, Gleadless Valley, last night.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the officer suffered ‘multiple serious injuries’ at the flat as she and a male colleague, who was also hurt, attempted to arrest a man.

Three other officers, all men, were also injured as they arrested the man, in his 30s, inside the Co-op store, in nearby Blackstock Road.

The man is being held this morning on suspicion of attempted murder.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A woman police officer remains in hospital with serious injuries today following an incident in Gleadless, Sheffield, last night.

“The Sheffield PC suffered multiple serious injuries while responding to a domestic incident in Plowright Close at around 7.50pm last night, where a man was reportedly armed with an axe.

“The PC and a second male officer were injured as they made attempts to arrest the man.

“Then three other officers, all men, were also injured as they arrested the man, in his 30s, inside the Co-op store, in Blackstock Road, on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody.

“There was a significant police presence in the area overnight and cordons are still in place at the scene. We’d like to thank residents in the street and close by for their patience.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 959 of Wednesday, April 13.