Horror selfie of police officer with major cut to head after ‘suspected drug dealer rammed her car during violent arrest’

A police officer has revealed the grisly head injury she sustained while attempting to apprehend a suspected drug dealer.

The officer was slashed while trying to arrest a man in Wakefield in West Yorkshire after discovering an alleged crime.

PC Woods suffered a painful laceration to his head trying to arrest her


PC Woods suffered a painful laceration to his head trying to arrest herPhoto credit: Twitter

Her bloodied face was featured in what appeared to be a “selfie.” posted on Twitter by the police special team “Project Adder”, which targets drug gangs.

The Twitter post said, “Our own PC Woods was injured in the arrest of a suspect.” #wakefield.

“A suspected drug dealer hit her vehicle as she was getting out.

“Arrested for assault with intent to resist arrest and PWITS Class A drugs. Get well soon, PC Woods.”

She received a number of messages of support online, including one person who said: “Get well soon PC Woods, both physically and mentally. Be gentle with yourself and take the time you need.”

Another wrote: “This is a bad thing. Get well soon officer.” The Scottish LGBTI Police Association posted: “Best wishes on a speedy recovery.”

West Yorkshire Police said she was taken to hospital for treatment after Friday morning’s attack and described her injuries as serious but not life-threatening.

A suspect was arrested and held in custody for questioning. However, police are urging anyone with information to contact Wakefield CID on 101, online at westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.

The attack happened on Back Grantley Street in Wakefield


The attack happened on Back Grantley Street in WakefieldPhoto credit: Google Maps


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