Police have made an appeal for witnesses following a police officer being assaulted while attending a report of a burglary in Hayes.

The incident happened after police were called at 02:09am on Monday, 16 September, to Masefield Lane following a report of a man breaking into garages and vehicles.

An officer attended and located the suspect who was in a group. When the officer attempted to arrest the suspect, he punched him in the mouth, causing a split and swollen lip.

The suspect then ran away into nearby Errol Gardens and was chased by the officer unsuccessfully.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in the area of Masefield Lane that night to report it via 101 quoting ref 617/16SEP.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/. It is 100 per cent anonymous. They never ask your name and cannot trace your call or IP address.

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