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Man remanded over 'attempted axe murder' of Pc

The man was reportedly armed with an axe Credit: The Star, Sheffield

A man accused of the attempted murder of a female police officer using an axe was remanded in custody on Friday.

The officer suffered multiple serious injuries, while her male colleague was also hurt during the incident in Gleadless, Sheffield, on Wednesday evening.

Lisa Bates and her partner had been responding to a domestic incident at around 7.50pm, where a man was reportedly armed with an axe.

Pc Bates lost a finger during the attack and also suffered a fractured skull and broken leg.

Nathan Sumner, 35, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Friday charged with a string of offences, including attempted murder.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on May 13.


Santander cash machines 'compromised'

Police believe the cash machines have been Credit: PA

Police have warned the public not to use Santander cash machines in Lancashire and Cheshire over fears they have been "compromised".

The warning follows reports of suspicious devices on the bank's machines across the county last week.

Lancashire Police advised people to be "vigilant" of Santander cash machines, saying they did not know how many had been affected.

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