Two male suspects were stopped driving by three plain-clothed police in Romford, London at 4.30pm yesterday.
As police went to speak to the men, they got out their vehicle and a struggle broke.
A female officer suffered a broken bone in her right hand, while a male officer has ligament damage to his hand which now requires surgery.Do watch the video. The useless female officer waving an ASP around ineffectually, unable to restrain a poodle. The male officers unable or unwilling to go hands on, probably for fear of what might happen.
This is the modern police service the progressives wanted. And like everything else the progressives wanted (and mostly got) it's not fit for purpose.
And the public know it.
A local office worker who witnessed the drama said yesterday: 'The police told everyone to stand back while they were grappling with the guy but obviously didn't reckon on him being so strong.
'They managed to get him on the ground at first but he got to his feet swinging at the woman cop and carried on fighting after getting blasted in the face with pepper spray.
'I thought they'd managed to handcuff him after he was beaten with batons and forced into his car but he somehow broke free and ran for it.'How embarrassing.
'He took on three police and won and a cheer went up when he got away because it looked so comical.'Why did no-one assist, even when it was clear that the police couldn't cope?
'It's not a particularly rough (sic) around here but no one felt obliged to help the police out when they warned everyone to stand clear when it started.I expect no-one else felt like exposing themselves to the inevitable immediate turnaround they could have exposed themselves to. And who can blame them?
Plus, the police have done themselves no favours in recent years, as Tim Newman points out, with demands on the public to fund them to tackle crime, which the bemused public them finds is going to fund hopeless cases and fripperies.