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Horrifying video shows police being assaulted and robbed in Girlington

Horrifying footage of a police officer being beaten and robbed of his radio during an attack by a group of men in Girlington emerged over the weekend.

Horrifying footage of a police officer being beaten and robbed during an attack by a group of men in Girlington emerged over the weekend.

Officers were called to St Leonard’s Road in BD8 to reports of a disturbance involving a large group of men.

Two officers were assaulted at the incident and required medical attention at the hospital.

The footage that circulated social media showed the members of the gang punch one of the officer’s in the face and lunge at him as he attempts to defend himself.

The officer is then pushed onto the grass and tries to retrieve his equipment. A man is heard shouting “little b****” as the officer lies on the ground.

A female officer soon comes to help her colleague as the group continues to surround the officer on the ground. She is seen trying to hold back one of the men whilst shouting “Get off him!”

A member of the gang is then seen filming themselves holding the officer’s radio and boasts about “violating the coppers”.

He is also heard saying: “We violate the coppers. We take their radios. You get me?”

Four men have been arrested and one has been charged with offences relating to the incident and will appear in court later this month.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Appropriate support has been put in place with regard to the welfare of the officers assaulted, and additional high visibility patrols are in the area to provide reassurance to local residents.”

Chief Inspector Bash Anwar, of Bradford District Police, said: “West Yorkshire Police condemns any violence towards its staff and all such incidents will be investigated thoroughly.

“We will seek to prosecute anyone who displays violence towards an emergency worker as they work to protect the public and keep our communities safe.”

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