A police officer has been injured after being punched to the ground by two men in West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe.
The incident occurred on Wednesday 30th August 2017, between about 6.45pm and 7.00pm, when the police officer, who was in plain clothes, stopped a member of the public near Strata House in West Wycombe Road.
The man that the police officer had stopped, along with another man, then assaulted the police officer by punching him in the face which caused him to fall to the ground.
One of the men involved is described as black and the other is described as white.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Kay Dickinson of Force CID based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘This is a despicable assault on an officer in the lawful execution of their duty. The officer had intelligence that supported his decision to stop the man who then assaulted him.
The officer sustained significant injuries to his head and had to attend hospital for treatment but is now recovering at home. The officer’s welfare is our top priority and the force will continue to support him during his recovery.
Such incidents demonstrate the sacrifices that police officers and staff make every day when they report for duty.
A thorough investigation is underway to identify and locate the offenders.
I am appealing to anyone with any information about the incident to contact the police immediately. I am particularly appealing to any motorists who may have captured the incident on their vehicle’s dashcams. If you were in the area around the time of the assault please check your dashcams and if you have any footage please come forward.
If you have any information about the incident please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 and quote the investigation reference number which is 43170258034.
If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.‘