Man steps into help police officers attacked by violent teen in Halifax

A police officer who was injured as he arrested a violent teenager in Halifax town centre is hoping to find a member of public who stepped in to help.

PS Andy Bingham and a community support officer were called to deal with a 15-year-old boy who had committed numerous offences, including breaching a court order and court bail conditions, in the Woolshops shopping district.

The teenager violently resisted arrest, causing injuries to both PS Bingham and the community support officer.

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It was then that a member of the public bravely stepped in to help the police restrain the suspect.

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A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “The arrest took place in a busy town centre shopping area witnessed by numerous members of the public including one person who kindly assisted the two officers with the arrest.

“This ensured that the injuries to the officer were only minor in nature.”

PS Bingham would now like to track down the member of the public who helped so he can thank them.

The police spokesperson added: “As officers at the scene were unable to take his details PS 1418 Andy Bingham is asking that this person contact him so he can pass on his thanks.”

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