A 34-year-old man from Rugeley has been arrested after a police officer was shot in the eye with a suspected air weapon during an incident in Rugeley in Staffordshire yesterday.
"This is a distressing incident whereby one of my officers has been injured whilst protecting members of the public.
Whilst we are fortunate that incidents like this are very rare, it is a prudent reminder of the danger that officers face daily in their lawful duty to protect members of our communities. The Sergeant has done what the public would expect without hesitation, he should be commended for carrying out his duty in this way.
My thoughts are currently with the officer and his family hoping that the injury is not permanent. We are currently supporting his family and we are all hoping that he is able to make a swift recovery.
The incident is now being investigated by detectives and we are not seeking anybody else in relation to this matter. The local policing team and I will be supporting and reassuring the community as a result of the incident."
A police officer has been injured after he was shot in the eye with a suspected air weapon during an incident in Rugeley in Staffordshire yesterday.
The officer, who is believed to be from Cannock, is being treated at a trauma unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
350 jobs could be created at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Rugeley, after the firm applied for planning permission to expand the building.
The jobs at the Towers Business Park will only be created however, if the application is successful.
If approved, there will be a new entrance to the building, and improved infrastructure around the site. The interior of the building will also be reconfigured so the capacity will be doubled.
The company has also said it plans to create about 2,500 seasonal roles in Rugeley this Christmas.
Watch the video to see the moment when 9-year-old Denver found out that she would be going to a One Direction concert.
The tickets were bought as a present: except they have failed to arrive and the concert is tonight. In total 9 tickets were bought by a group of friends for their children at a cost of £80 each.
Staffordshire Trading Standards has branded the website selloutworld.com a "scam." ITV News Central contacted the website by phone and email to ask where the tickets are but has received no response.
A group of people from Rugeley in Staffordshire have been left disappointed after the One Direction concert tickets they bought online last year, failed to arrive. Myra Wilson and her friends bought the tickets for their children as Christmas presents.
The concert is tonight and the tickets cost £80 each. ITV News Central has tried to contact selloutworld.com by phone and email to ask where the tickets are but we have received no response.
One girl who was given the tickets as a present pulled down all her One Direction posters when her parents told her they had not turned up.
Hundreds came out in support today of a mother from Staffordshire who was labelled a 'tramp' for breastfeeding her child in public.
Emily Slough was feeding her child in Rugeley when her picture was posted to Facebook.
Women from across the UK travelled to Rugeley to be at today's protest. One woman said she had been telephoned by her friend from Canada who had heard about it online.