SHOCKING footage has been released by police telling the horrific story of how two of their officers were violently assaulted.

Two response officers, PC Geoff Hill and Karl Odgers, were brutally attacked while attending a domestic incident in Aldershot in Hampshire on Tuesday, February 7.

WARNING: There are details and images in this video that some people may find distressing.

The perpetrator, 41-year-old Simon Priest, viciously attacked both officers by punching them and repeatedly stamping on their heads.

He then fled the scene, having stolen a Taser and set of handcuffs but was later arrested by officers close to the scene of the incident.

PC Odgers sustained a fracture to his skull and bleeding on the brain and had to undergo emergency surgery at St Georges Hospital in London while PC Hill was left his footwear marks on his head after being assaulted with severe force.

Yesterday, Priest, of Pegasus Avenue, Aldershot, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of seven-and-a-half years behind bars at Winchester Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to five offences including causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Speaking after the incident, Olivia Pinkney, Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, said: “Each and every assault on an officer is unacceptable.

“Karl and Geoff were responding to a cry for help by a woman and her child when they were attacked in the most appalling manner.

“Our job does come with an element of risk, but what happened that night was truly exceptional.

“We will continue to work hard to ensure that we provide the best welfare and support to our highly-trained officers and staff, who often find themselves moving towards danger, not from it.”

John Apter, chairman of the Hampshire Police Federation, described the level of violence used was sickening and the worst he had seen in his 24 years of policing.

He added: “Since the attack, the support for the officers from the police family and the wider public has been overwhelming, this is something Karl, Geoff, and their families deeply appreciate.

“Today’s sentence will never be enough for what Simon Priest did to those officers, I hope every day he does spend in prison is a long one.”