Bev Hughes, Greater Manchester’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime said: “This is a despicable attack on a police officer who is on the front line serving their community at an incredibly challenging time.
“Nobody should leave their home to attend gatherings elsewhere. But for someone who was flouting Government guidelines violently to attack our police when they are trying to engage with them, is reprehensible.
“The vast majority of people in Greater Manchester are staying at home right now and I want to thank them for that. Staying at home is the best way we can help to save lives and protect the NHS.
“My message to the persistent minority who continue to go out and attend gatherings is clear - if you do not stop now we will take firm action against you."
A man is in custody after an officer was badly bitten in #Rochdale last night (Thursday 9 April 2020). The 21-year-old officer was attending reports of a disturbance when she was assaulted. Read more here - https://t.co/6gFgiltDnC pic.twitter.com/Zv2Y5RL9d9— Greater Manchester Police #StayHomeSaveLives (@gmpolice) April 10, 2020
Article Published: 10/04/2020 13:43 PM