Police officer attacks are 'a disgrace'

A police officer is in hospital tonight after he and two of his colleagues had the chemical ammonia thrown over them in Newcastle. In a separate incident in South Shields, an officer was knocked unconscious as she tried to make an arrest.

Northumbria Police says it's a disgrace that officers are attacked while protecting the public. Watch Julia Barthram's report.

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Police ammonia incident

A police officer has been treated in hospital after an alleged ammonia attack in Newcastle.