Police officer left with broken leg after being assaulted in Crowthorne High Street

A POLICE officer has been left with a broken leg after being assaulted in a busy High Street.

The incident, described as a serious injury, took place around 8.30pm on Monday, April 15.

Thames Valley Police said that officers were called to an area of Crowthorne near to its Lidl supermarket. They were responding to calls of a woman being abusive to members of the public.

During the incident, a25-year-old police officer, sustained a broken leg which required hospital treatment. She remains in hospital at this time.

A 34-year-old woman from Crowthorne was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm without intent.

She has subsequently been released on police bail until Thursday, May 9.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Clare Hickman of Bracknell & Wokingham CID, said: “I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this incident or who may have any dash-cam footage of the incident to contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43190114679.

“Unfortunately, one of our officers suffered a serious leg injury as a result of this incident, and I am certain that this will have been witnessed by members of the public.

“I am urging anybody who has any information that can assist with the investigation to make contact with us.

“If you don’t wish to speak directly with police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or make a report online.”

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Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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