Man in court for assaulting an off duty police officer
Tuesday 12 Jun 2018
Following a vicious assault on a female off duty police officer during the early hours of Monday 11th June, Nathan Joseph KILLILEA has been charged with Actual Bodily Harm Assault and Criminal damage to police property.
The 30 year-old man has been remanded to appear before Caernarfon Magistrates Court, today, Tuesday 12th June.
The injured officer became aware of a male acting suspiciously in the Sea Road area of Abergele and having approached him, she was punched before he made off. The officer required hospital treatment for facial injuries consisting of deep cut to the eye and a broken nose.
Det Chief Insp Neil Harrison said: “This was a really nasty attack on a North Wales Police officer, who was acting in the best interest of the public whilst off duty. This individual had the opportunity to make off but instead chose to attack the officer causing serious facial injuries.”
He added: “This incident not only further demonstrates the risk that officers put themselves at on a daily basis to protect the public, both on and off duty, but also highlights the propensity to attack officers carrying out the duty.”