Police officers suffer torn ligaments and broken finger during domestic abuse arrest in Leeds

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Two police officers have been assaulted and injured while arresting a domestic abuse suspect in a village near Leeds.

The pair were called to a house on Springwell Avenue in Swillington at 7pm on Monday evening to reports of domestic harassment.

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They located the suspect, a 30-year-old man, nearby and attempted to arrest him while requesting assistance from colleagues.

A male officer received a broken finger and was treated at hospital. His female colleague was treated for soft tissue damage to her knee, believed to be torn ligaments.

The man was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm with intent, assault with intent to resist arrest, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and harassment.

He is currently in custody.

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Officers from Leeds District Domestic Abuse Team are continuing enquiries into the initial domestic incident.

Appropriate support has been put in place with regard to the welfare of the injured officers.