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Police woman is ‘beaten and sexually assaulted’ while arresting attempted rape suspect

  • Two officers arrested an attempted rape suspect in Sheffield at 3.15am on Friday
  • They were struck with a wooden sign board as they arrived at his home
  • Man allegedly sexually assaulted the policewoman before being apprehended

A policewoman was allegedly sexually assaulted and her partner beaten with a sign as they arrested a rape suspect.

The pair responded to reports of an attempted rape in Scotland Street, Sheffield, at 3.15am on Friday and were attacked as they arrived.

The man allegedly struck the officers with a wooden sign board, then sexually assaulted one of them as she attempted to arrest him.

A policewoman was allegedly sexually assaulted and her partner beaten with a sign as they arrested a rape suspect (stock image)

Both constables were sent home to recover from severe bruising and the policewoman getting support from specialist officers.

‘Our officers potentially face danger every time they respond to an incident, putting themselves in harm’s way to serve and protect the communities of South Yorkshire,’ Chief Inspector Lydia Lynskey said.

‘The officers who attended this morning were faced with a dangerous and violent situation, however they showed immense bravery in dealing with the incident.

The pair responded to reports of an attempted rape in Scotland Street, Sheffield, (pictured) at 3.15am on Friday and were attacked as they arrived

The pair responded to reports of an attempted rape in Scotland Street, Sheffield, (pictured) at 3.15am on Friday and were attacked as they arrived

‘Our thoughts are with them and full welfare support has been put in place. 

‘We will always take a zero tolerance approach to assaults on our officers in the course of their duties.’

The suspect was eventually arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, assault, sexual assault and criminal damage and remained in police custody.

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