Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom says the thoughts of everyone within the Force are with an officer seriously injured late on Monday afternoon.
The response officer, who is in his 20s and based at Peterborough, received a head injury after he was allegedly assaulted while conducting a welfare check at a property in Ledbury Road.
He was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where he is in a serious but stable condition.
“Our thoughts are with the officer, his family, his friends and his colleagues at this time. We are hoping that he makes a full recovery,” says Liz, “Incidents such as this are a stark reminder of the daily risks officers take as they go about their duties serving their communities.”
Chief Constable Nick Dean said: “My officers and staff work tirelessly to keep our communities safe but sadly, they are regularly subjected to violence which too often results in injury. This is a shocking reminder of the dangers officers and staff face every day in their role to protect the public.
“Assaults against police officers and staff should never be just ‘part of the job’ and it is outrageous to see this officer has been severely assaulted while on duty and trying to help. My full support and thoughts are with the officer, his colleagues and his family while he recovers in hospital.”