Police officer suffers broken leg during arrest of man in Shoeburyness

First published in Local News

A POLICE officer suffered a broken leg while trying to arrest a naked man on the water’s edge at Shoeburyness beach.

Calls were made to police yesterday lunchtime, January 4, after concerns were raised for a woman in Richmond Avenue, following a domestic argument during which a window and door were damaged.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said when officers arrived they were also made aware of further incidents, which included damage to the window of another property in the street, as well as damage to a black Citroen vehicle and the assault of two women, also in Richmond Avenue.

A 33-year-old man from Southend, who was naked at the time, had gone into the sea and was recovered from the water by police, assisted by Southend Coastguard.

The police spokeswoman added: “During the arrest of the man off Eastern Esplanade a male police officer, based at Boreham, sustained a broken leg and is currently being treated at Southend Hospital.

“The man was arrested on suspicion of GBH and taken to hospital. He is currently on bail pending further inquiries until January 18.”

She said the two women who were assaulted were not known to the man, but happened to be in the same road at the time of the incident.

Joy Hale, East of England Ambulance Service spokeswoman, said: “We were called to scene at about 1.35pm, a rapid response vehicle arrived in about two minutes.

“One man was in the water and another person on scene suffered a suspected fractured ankle.

“Both were taken to hospital by two ambulances which had also been dispatched and arrived within about 20 minutes.”

It was confirmed when the officer got to hospital that he had in fact broken his leg.

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3:37pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Brunning999 says...

Another example of why that pompous old bag Terresa May should back off, if you continue to cut Police resources who the hell wants to get involved?
Another example of why that pompous old bag Terresa May should back off, if you continue to cut Police resources who the hell wants to get involved? Brunning999
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3:38pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Julia lilley says...

The guy ran towards me,I stopped in my tracks as couldn't believe what I saw,I asked him if he was doing it for charity,with that he crossed over the road and jumped onto beach huts,where he clambered along them until jumping down and jogging into the. Sea....police then arrived . I had a huge German shepherd with me so wondered if that made him cross over from me!
The guy ran towards me,I stopped in my tracks as couldn't believe what I saw,I asked him if he was doing it for charity,with that he crossed over the road and jumped onto beach huts,where he clambered along them until jumping down and jogging into the. Sea....police then arrived . I had a huge German shepherd with me so wondered if that made him cross over from me! Julia lilley
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3:59pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Natter says...

Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues )
broke his leg a week ago.
Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues ) broke his leg a week ago. Natter
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4:16pm Sat 5 Jan 13

fletch12107 says...

Natter wrote:
Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues )
broke his leg a week ago.
How is this a police matter?
[quote][p][bold]Natter[/bold] wrote: Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues ) broke his leg a week ago.[/p][/quote]How is this a police matter? fletch12107
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4:19pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Natter says...

fletch12107 wrote:
Natter wrote:
Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues )
broke his leg a week ago.
How is this a police matter?
I'm just pointing out that a police officer with a broken leg can get a rapid response in 2 minutes but a 5 yr old child can't !! Rant over :)
[quote][p][bold]fletch12107[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Natter[/bold] wrote: Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues ) broke his leg a week ago.[/p][/quote]How is this a police matter?[/p][/quote]I'm just pointing out that a police officer with a broken leg can get a rapid response in 2 minutes but a 5 yr old child can't !! Rant over :) Natter
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4:34pm Sat 5 Jan 13

stopmoaning1 says...

don't be stupid, the rapid response depends on where the vehicles are and how busy they are
don't be stupid, the rapid response depends on where the vehicles are and how busy they are stopmoaning1
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6:23pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

Natter wrote:
Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues )
broke his leg a week ago.
You might have had better luck asking for an ambulance.
[quote][p][bold]Natter[/bold] wrote: Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues ) broke his leg a week ago.[/p][/quote]You might have had better luck asking for an ambulance. Shoebury_Cyclist
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8:15pm Sat 5 Jan 13

stevedrew72 says...

Thoughts r with the officer and all involved, the assailant clearly wasn't well, the whole incident was quite surreal
Thoughts r with the officer and all involved, the assailant clearly wasn't well, the whole incident was quite surreal stevedrew72
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8:34pm Sat 5 Jan 13

sosad 1 says...

stevedrew72 wrote:
Thoughts r with the officer and all involved, the assailant clearly wasn't well, the whole incident was quite surreal
steve drew quite right lets close this down now
[quote][p][bold]stevedrew72[/bold] wrote: Thoughts r with the officer and all involved, the assailant clearly wasn't well, the whole incident was quite surreal[/p][/quote]steve drew quite right lets close this down now sosad 1
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8:38pm Sat 5 Jan 13

sosad 1 says...

sosad 1 wrote:
stevedrew72 wrote:
Thoughts r with the officer and all involved, the assailant clearly wasn't well, the whole incident was quite surreal
steve drew quite right lets close this down now
stevedrew 72is right lets close this now
[quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevedrew72[/bold] wrote: Thoughts r with the officer and all involved, the assailant clearly wasn't well, the whole incident was quite surreal[/p][/quote]steve drew quite right lets close this down now[/p][/quote]stevedrew 72is right lets close this now sosad 1
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10:19pm Sat 5 Jan 13

TheStraightTalker says...

I bet that please when was "hopping" mad.
I bet that please when was "hopping" mad. TheStraightTalker
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12:42am Sun 6 Jan 13

pendulum says...

Did I read that right... Bailed?!
Did I read that right... Bailed?! pendulum
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9:10am Sun 6 Jan 13

halojump says...

Natter wrote:
fletch12107 wrote:
Natter wrote: Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues ) broke his leg a week ago.
How is this a police matter?
I'm just pointing out that a police officer with a broken leg can get a rapid response in 2 minutes but a 5 yr old child can't !! Rant over :)
when an armed police officer gets injured whilst he is carrying out his duty and is suffering from the effects of cold from the water which puts him in immediate danger then he is he should be allowed a rapid response. The offender also was naked and cold and whilst being a loon still has the right to emergancy care. Paramedics are dispatched on the traffic system with red giving a trigger for immediate treatment. Just a broken leg is treated as amber and as such gets a long wait in casualty and for the 999 service. When people enter cold water in winter its believed that they could be in life threatening danger. Lets hope the officer makes a quick recovery as loosing good active front line police officers who stand between dangerous nutters like this and the public are in short supply
[quote][p][bold]Natter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fletch12107[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Natter[/bold] wrote: Amazing how police get rapid response car in 2 minutes I waited 2 and half hours when my 5 year old ( withunderlying health issues ) broke his leg a week ago.[/p][/quote]How is this a police matter?[/p][/quote]I'm just pointing out that a police officer with a broken leg can get a rapid response in 2 minutes but a 5 yr old child can't !! Rant over :)[/p][/quote]when an armed police officer gets injured whilst he is carrying out his duty and is suffering from the effects of cold from the water which puts him in immediate danger then he is he should be allowed a rapid response. The offender also was naked and cold and whilst being a loon still has the right to emergancy care. Paramedics are dispatched on the traffic system with red giving a trigger for immediate treatment. Just a broken leg is treated as amber and as such gets a long wait in casualty and for the 999 service. When people enter cold water in winter its believed that they could be in life threatening danger. Lets hope the officer makes a quick recovery as loosing good active front line police officers who stand between dangerous nutters like this and the public are in short supply halojump
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12:56pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Natter says...

I did get an ambulance, you are all missing the point , I am not knocking the affected party but my point is my son has underlying health issues making him as much a priority as anyone, however I had a rapid response paramedic arrive 2 and a half hours after my call, yes I understand there are scales of importance, but the key is all people should be treated equally especially if children are involved !!!! I hope the officer involved is recovering, I AM NOT taking away from the fact that this is an appalling incident, perhaps you can see my frustration and not that it is a personal attack on any one person ! As isaid before rant over...... :)
I did get an ambulance, you are all missing the point , I am not knocking the affected party but my point is my son has underlying health issues making him as much a priority as anyone, however I had a rapid response paramedic arrive 2 and a half hours after my call, yes I understand there are scales of importance, but the key is all people should be treated equally especially if children are involved !!!! I hope the officer involved is recovering, I AM NOT taking away from the fact that this is an appalling incident, perhaps you can see my frustration and not that it is a personal attack on any one person ! As isaid before rant over...... :) Natter
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5:19pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Chelsie.clarke says...

I am a 17year old girl and could you imagine my shock when I see this man jump over my back garden fence and begin to make his way towards my house with me inside it to then begin to come into my house!!!!! I was on my own in the house and was shocked when I saw a naked man covered in blood walking my way. When he scurried off blood was left everywhere; door, wall, window frame, window just so he could escape out end of my alley then to run off down the road. It shook me up. Don't like staying in alone anymore.
I am a 17year old girl and could you imagine my shock when I see this man jump over my back garden fence and begin to make his way towards my house with me inside it to then begin to come into my house!!!!! I was on my own in the house and was shocked when I saw a naked man covered in blood walking my way. When he scurried off blood was left everywhere; door, wall, window frame, window just so he could escape out end of my alley then to run off down the road. It shook me up. Don't like staying in alone anymore. Chelsie.clarke
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1:13pm Mon 7 Jan 13

BusterBoo says...

Another example of police bravery. Who else goes to work with the very real possibility of not coming home in one piece..not the first people to criticize them that's for sure!
Another example of police bravery. Who else goes to work with the very real possibility of not coming home in one piece..not the first people to criticize them that's for sure! BusterBoo
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2:07pm Mon 7 Jan 13

echoforum says...

I couldn't believe it when I saw this man, completely naked running down to the beach huts via my back-passage.
It certainly brightened up my morning...more please!
I couldn't believe it when I saw this man, completely naked running down to the beach huts via my back-passage. It certainly brightened up my morning...more please! echoforum
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