An off-duty police officer was assaulted in a ‘targeted attack’ in Swindon this evening.
It happened in Cheney Manor Road at around 5.40pm where the victim – a male Wiltshire Police officer – was approached and hit over the head with an unknown object.
Armed officers and the helicopter supported local police as they searched for the suspect.
Nobody’s been arrested in connection with the incident yet.
Superintendent Chris Chammings said: “Although our enquiries are at a very early stage, this appears to have been a targeted attack on a police officer.
“Thankfully, the officer involved does not appear to be seriously injured, but it is frightening to think how this could have easily had a very different outcome.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed the assault, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the incident, to contact police urgently.”
Anyone with information should call Swindon CID on 101, quoting log 270 of today.
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