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Shocking: Female Police Officer badly bitten by man she was trying to help

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Gruesome images have been released of a Hampshire Police Officer PC Danielle Ruzewicz after she was bitten by a man she was trying to help.

The attack on PC Ruzewicz – which will scar her for life – has been described by Hampshire Police Federation Chairman John Apter as the worst biting case on a police officer he has seen in his career.

Today, the attacker Brett Ferre was jailed for two years and four months for the assault on PC Ruzewicz.

Ferre, of Windmill Grove, had previously admitted unlawful wounding on the first day of his trial at Portsmouth Crown Court.

Mr Apter said: “I make no apology for releasing the images of the horrible injuries caused to our colleague Danielle. It’s very important the public see the reality of the violence our officers face and the injuries they sustain.

“We must protect the protectors and there has to be a deterrent for those who attack police officers.”

He added: “The injury inflicted on the officer was horrific, it is the worst bite injury I have ever seen on a police officer. As a result, Danielle is scarred for life for simply doing her job.

“The impact of this attack has been significant, not only on Danielle but also on her family. Having to wait six months before she knew she was clear of any diseases is something that will stay with her for a long time.

“Police officers should have the protection and support of the courts – I understand that the sentence imposed falls within the sentencing guidelines but it does nothing to support the victim of such an attack.

“The Government must tackle the issue of perverse sentences for those who assault emergency service workers. The rules must now be changed to ensure society protects those who protect them.”

Mr Apter, who has been a long-standing campaigner on the unacceptable nature of police assaults, added: “PC Ruzewicz will have to live with his actions for ever. Let’s not forget that on the day in question, the officer and her colleague went to help Ferre, he responded by biting PC Ruzewicz so badly she is now permanently marred.”

On September 16 last year, PC Ruzewicz, 36, and her colleague PC Nicki Wisdom were responding to a call when they saw Ferre with a head injury at Portchester seafront.

PC Ruzewicz said: “We tried to then restrain him, and as I went to grab his left arm, he trapped my hand under his head, turned his head and he bit down on my arm. Straight away I could see lots of blood pouring out of him.

“It wasn’t really until I got to hospital and they took the bandage off that I realised quite how bad it was. I ended up with a 6x3cm tear on my arm.

“These things have quite an impact on you – my children were affected and I started questioning, ‘Is this a job I really want to do, if this is the risk I’m exposed to?’”

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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Awww Cleveland Police have just recruited these four legged friends

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Put your paws up for our two new recruits, Maggie and Skye who are the newest and youngest additions to the Force. At just 12 weeks old, the two English Springer Spaniels will soon begin their training to become Specialist Search Dogs.

Dog Trainer Constable Darren Gobie and Police Constable Chris Lambert are the lucky handlers of the pups. PC Lambert teamed up with a year 4 class at Myton Park School in Ingleby Barwick and allowed them to choose Skye’s name.

Chris and Skye will regularly visit the school over the next 18 months to allow them to follow her training process.

Speaking of the collaboration with the school, PC Lambert said: “I thought it would be a great idea to tie in with a school in the local community.

Recruiting new dogs is a huge deal and it’s an exciting and educational opportunity for the pupils to meet a police dog, choose her name collectively as a team and to better understand the training process for police dogs, and police roles in general.

The children were delighted to participate in this and I am sure they will all build a lovely bond with Skye over the coming months.”

PC Lambert, along with partner agencies will also be using the visits to the school to deliver lessons on internet safety and safety around animals.

The officers and the dogs will need to work very closely as team throughout the training process to build a special bond together.

Training is both mentally and physically challenging for both the dogs and handlers, as every programme must be passed to qualify.

Specialist dogs are used to detect a range of things with their highly developed sense of smell such as money, explosives, drugs and firearms.

They are also trained to work in public places including licenses premises to search for people in possession of narcotics.

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