Police officer seriously injured after being attacked on Cambridgeshire callout

A POLICE officer has been seriously injured after being attacked during a callout.

The cop, aged in his 20s, was attacked during a welfare check in Peterborough at 5pm on Monday.

He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital and is in a serious but stable condition.

A man has been charged in relation to the attack, and is expected to appear in court today.

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."

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