Police hunt after officers injured during arrest

Daily Echo: Police officers attacked in Southampton Police officers attacked in Southampton

TWO police officers were attacked while trying to make an arrest in Southampton.

The officers were on patrol on St Mary's Street when they carried out a stop check on a group of people in an alleyway opposite the church.

They were approached by another man when a struggle began.

While trying to detain the man, a female police constable was pushed to the floor and dragged along the road, leaving her with cuts and bruises.

The male detective constable she was with also suffered minor cuts and bruises.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward and are particularly keen on speaking to several people who were seen in the area at around 1.40pm yesterday.

These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones, an Asian man with headwear standing nearby, a large group standing outside the college and a white man in a Southampton football shirt.

Detective Sergeant Jan Bulfield from the Operation Fortress team said: “Both these officers were assaulted while carrying out their duties in Southampton. Thankfully they have not been seriously injured but have been shaken up nonetheless.”

A 31-year-old Southampton man was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply and assault with intent to resist arrest. He remains in custody.

Anyone with information should contact the Operation Fortress team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:13am Wed 3 Oct 12

bigal007 says...

if you need to hire the a team you have my number !!
if you need to hire the a team you have my number !! bigal007

7:17am Wed 3 Oct 12

hulla baloo says...

These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON)
These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON) hulla baloo

8:06am Wed 3 Oct 12

SotonGreen says...

hulla balooo

My thoughts exactly ! They simply described the average set of residents in ST Marys !
hulla balooo My thoughts exactly ! They simply described the average set of residents in ST Marys ! SotonGreen

9:17am Wed 3 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

If the Police are clamping down on drug dealers we ought to be supporting them not ridiculing them. A Saints shirt eh? all red, stripes, white or yellow away strip? There are so many to chose from. Were either of the Officers in Uniform or were they in Civvies and mistaken for aggressors. A bit of a dogs breakfast as far as the story is concerned.
If the Police are clamping down on drug dealers we ought to be supporting them not ridiculing them. A Saints shirt eh? all red, stripes, white or yellow away strip? There are so many to chose from. Were either of the Officers in Uniform or were they in Civvies and mistaken for aggressors. A bit of a dogs breakfast as far as the story is concerned. OSPREYSAINT

9:32am Wed 3 Oct 12

ToastyTea says...

I thought they had cctv around there, dodgy area.
I thought they had cctv around there, dodgy area. ToastyTea

9:42am Wed 3 Oct 12

mooky9 says...

hulla baloo wrote:
These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON)
And oddly enough if you were one of those people in that area it may ring a bell and you would know that plod needed to speak to you or has that fact escaped your Sherlock like skills?
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON)[/p][/quote]And oddly enough if you were one of those people in that area it may ring a bell and you would know that plod needed to speak to you or has that fact escaped your Sherlock like skills? mooky9

9:56am Wed 3 Oct 12

Inform Al says...

mooky9 wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON)
And oddly enough if you were one of those people in that area it may ring a bell and you would know that plod needed to speak to you or has that fact escaped your Sherlock like skills?
I think the government has expressed a desire not to call them 'plods' anymore. It's 'plebs' now apparently. Having said that, even at my great age I would have got stuck in to help the officers.
[quote][p][bold]mooky9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON)[/p][/quote]And oddly enough if you were one of those people in that area it may ring a bell and you would know that plod needed to speak to you or has that fact escaped your Sherlock like skills?[/p][/quote]I think the government has expressed a desire not to call them 'plods' anymore. It's 'plebs' now apparently. Having said that, even at my great age I would have got stuck in to help the officers. Inform Al

10:03am Wed 3 Oct 12

S!monOn says...

mooky9 wrote:
hulla baloo wrote: These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON)
And oddly enough if you were one of those people in that area it may ring a bell and you would know that plod needed to speak to you or has that fact escaped your Sherlock like skills?
Its part of human nature... If one can't help one makes stupid smartass comments instead.
[quote][p][bold]mooky9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON)[/p][/quote]And oddly enough if you were one of those people in that area it may ring a bell and you would know that plod needed to speak to you or has that fact escaped your Sherlock like skills?[/p][/quote]Its part of human nature... If one can't help one makes stupid smartass comments instead. S!monOn

11:19am Wed 3 Oct 12

G0Rf says...

police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv
police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv G0Rf

12:00pm Wed 3 Oct 12

RadicalEmu says...

G0Rf wrote:
police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv
Yes, all hail the police state.
.
I too, would love to be monitored in as many ways as possible.
[quote][p][bold]G0Rf[/bold] wrote: police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv[/p][/quote]Yes, all hail the police state. . I too, would love to be monitored in as many ways as possible. RadicalEmu

12:02pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Georgem says...

RadicalEmu wrote:
G0Rf wrote:
police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv
Yes, all hail the police state.
.
I too, would love to be monitored in as many ways as possible.
This comment can and will be used against you in a court of law.
[quote][p][bold]RadicalEmu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G0Rf[/bold] wrote: police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv[/p][/quote]Yes, all hail the police state. . I too, would love to be monitored in as many ways as possible.[/p][/quote]This comment can and will be used against you in a court of law. Georgem

1:22pm Wed 3 Oct 12

cliffwalker says...

Interesting that the racial appearance of potential witnesses is mentioned but not that of the suspects.
Interesting that the racial appearance of potential witnesses is mentioned but not that of the suspects. cliffwalker

1:34pm Wed 3 Oct 12

RadicalEmu says...

Georgem wrote:
RadicalEmu wrote:
G0Rf wrote:
police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv
Yes, all hail the police state.
.
I too, would love to be monitored in as many ways as possible.
This comment can and will be used against you in a court of law.
It wasn't me guv', just check the CCTV!
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RadicalEmu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]G0Rf[/bold] wrote: police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv[/p][/quote]Yes, all hail the police state. . I too, would love to be monitored in as many ways as possible.[/p][/quote]This comment can and will be used against you in a court of law.[/p][/quote]It wasn't me guv', just check the CCTV! RadicalEmu

3:22pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Shoong says...

Inform Al wrote:
mooky9 wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON)
And oddly enough if you were one of those people in that area it may ring a bell and you would know that plod needed to speak to you or has that fact escaped your Sherlock like skills?
I think the government has expressed a desire not to call them 'plods' anymore. It's 'plebs' now apparently. Having said that, even at my great age I would have got stuck in to help the officers.
Yes, because *one* MP * allegedly* called a policeman 'a pleb', that is government policy.

Don't be silly now.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mooky9[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: These include a white girl in her 20's wearing headphones,( DONT MOST OF THEM?) an Asian man with headwear standing nearby,( POSSIBLY A TURBAN IN ST MARYS, NEVER) a large group standing outside the college ( STUDENTS POSSIBLY) and a white man in a Southampton football shirt ( THAT SHIRT IS RARE IN SOUTHAMPTON)[/p][/quote]And oddly enough if you were one of those people in that area it may ring a bell and you would know that plod needed to speak to you or has that fact escaped your Sherlock like skills?[/p][/quote]I think the government has expressed a desire not to call them 'plods' anymore. It's 'plebs' now apparently. Having said that, even at my great age I would have got stuck in to help the officers.[/p][/quote]Yes, because *one* MP * allegedly* called a policeman 'a pleb', that is government policy. Don't be silly now. Shoong

7:29pm Wed 3 Oct 12

Uberarticuno says...

G0Rf wrote:
police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv
Some of them do, but the cost of getting every police officer one would be huge.

I do think it would be a good idea though, it would stop some police committing crime (I don't know that they do but lots of people seem to think so for some reason) and would save them lots of time by not needing to write everything down in a note pad.
[quote][p][bold]G0Rf[/bold] wrote: police should have small cameras on their uniform.....like they do in the police programs on tv[/p][/quote]Some of them do, but the cost of getting every police officer one would be huge. I do think it would be a good idea though, it would stop some police committing crime (I don't know that they do but lots of people seem to think so for some reason) and would save them lots of time by not needing to write everything down in a note pad. Uberarticuno

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