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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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10k cases could be affected ‘tampered samples which include rape and murder convictions in forensic data manipulation.

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More than 10,099 cases may have been affected by alleged data manipulation by individuals working at a Randox Testing Services forensics laboratory in Manchester.

These include thousands of toxicology samples some of these include samples used to secure rape and murder convictions

It is believed these have been tampered with and could no longer be considered reliable.

Many rape and murder convictions could now be overturned.

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Gaia Pope no injuries to suggest any other person was involved in her death

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Dorest Police have confirmed that they do not believe another person was invloved within 19-year-old Gaia Pope’s death.

Those arrestes on suspiscion of her murder have been released from police custody but remain under police investigation.

At around 3pm yesterday, Saturday 18 November 2017, specialist search teams discovered the body of a woman near the coastal path and the field where items of her clothing were located on Thursday 16 November near Swanage.

Although the body has yet to be formally identified, officers are confident that it is Gaia and her family is being supported by specially-trained officers.

Detective Superintendent Paul Kessell, of Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “The post-mortem examination has not identified any injuries to suggest any other person was involved in her death. The cause of death is undetermined pending toxicology.

“The coroner is involved in the oversight of these examinations but at this time this remains an investigation into an unexplained death.

“We would like to take this further opportunity to pass our thoughts to Gaia’s family who we continue to support and who ask for respect of their privacy at this incredibly stressful time.

“Once again I would like to pass our thanks to the public volunteers and partner organisations who have supported this inquiry throughout and have been material in locating Gaia.

“The area where the body was located is likely to remain cordoned off for some time while forensic examinations and searches are concluded.

“Please can I ask that the public no longer attend to assist with searches and that they remain a safe distance from the location. I reiterate this area is steep and slippery in an exposed area close to sea cliffs. The area is covered in dense undergrowth and gorse and can present a hazard. Only specially-trained search and forensic teams are entering the area, assisted by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service recovery teams.”

Gaia’s family is issuing their thanks to the Find Gaia volunteer group for all their hard work and unwavering support.

Two men aged 19 and 49 and a 71-year-old woman, all from Swanage and known to Gaia, were arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this week and have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

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We want to help you but we know you don’t like us being involved

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We know you follow this account and want you to see this, We’ve told you previously that we think you are at risk of domestic abuse from your partner. We know you follow this account and we want you to see this.

Lochaber & Skye Police have penned an emotional letter addressed to ‘a young woman in Skye”.

The official Police Scotland account won the best tweeting police account at the UK-wide Police Tweet Awards in 2016 and could just take the 2017 title as next week.

They went on to say “We want to help you and are doing lots with other agencies to try and keep you safe.

“You might not see us, you might not even like us being involved but we are always thinking about how we can help you.”

“Your family and friends have told you they think you are in danger they support you and want you to be safe”.

“We think he’s probably told you, “it won’t happen again”, “I’m sorry”, “I’ll change”, he’s maybe even told you that it’s your fault – IT’S NOT.”

“The violence, threats, degrading comments and controlling behaviour are not the life you need to lead, it can be better.”

“You are not trapped and you are not alone, we can help you get out, your family and friends can help you get out and Scot Women’s Aid can help you get out.

Call us, come to the Police Station, phone someone, speak to local Women’s Aid worker on 01478613365 or 08000271234.”

“There is no excuse for domestic abuse, help is out there.”

Lochaber & Skye Police then went on to thank everyone for the positive response to the domestic abuse appeal.

They told everyone that the meaning behind it was to “reach-out to anyone who may be at risk”.

Hopefully, by sharing this another young lady, lady or even young man or man could be helped from harm.

 

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