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.
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.