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Police officer has face slashed in garden shears attack

A police officer has been seriously injured after being slashed across the face with garden shears

A police officer has been seriously injured after she was slashed across the face with garden shears in Clacton.

She was one of a number sent to break up a large disturbance in Jackson Road just after nine o'clock last night.

She's now being treated in hospital after suffering a serious facial injury, while another officer was also hurt.

A 23-year-old woman from the town has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of assaulting a police officer. A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The injured officer is still in hospital and detectives are appealing for witnesses as well as mobile phone and dash cam footage

Although we have made arrests, we are keen to hear from witnesses who can help us establish exactly what happened in the lead-up to our two officers being hurt.

This was an extremely serious incident which left one of our officers seriously hurt. She is currently at hospital but will need ongoing treatment for her injuries.

– DC Lee Winfield, Essex Police