Police officer in Fenland is hit over the head with a glass while dealing with a serious disorder

PUBLISHED: 11:59 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:59 15 October 2018

Liz Groom (left) , chair of Cambs Police Federation and a police officer for 22 years and (right) Alan Baldwin, deputy chief constable,who have  both spoken out on Twitter about attacks on colleagues in Fenland.

Liz Groom (left) , chair of Cambs Police Federation and a police officer for 22 years and (right) Alan Baldwin, deputy chief constable,who have both spoken out on Twitter about attacks on colleagues in Fenland.

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A police officer was hit over the head with a glass in a serious disorder in Fenland over the weekend.

Violence against police is being labelled a growing problem across the country.

A spokesman for Fencops on Twitter said: “Officer assaults are unacceptable. There are no excuses.

“I have heard in my first two weeks of exceptional work being done and I will do all I can to support my officers and staff.”

Liz Groom, chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation, and an officer for 22 years, said: “Hearing this morning of a FenCops officer hit on the head with a glass after a serious disorder and he and others being surrounded.

“Their actions sound commendable and brave. Violence on officers increasing.

“A Peterborough officer was bitten last week. Not acceptable.”

Alan Baldwin, deputy chief constable, said: “The Chief is contacting the officers assaulted this morning.

“I contacted others who were injured on Friday. We are reviewing incidents and will take robust action.

“Totally unacceptable any Cambridgeshire cops are assaulted keeping the public safe. A uk-wide public policing issue.”

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