Dearne Valley man arrested after serious assault on police officer

By Antony Clay | 21/09/2017

Dearne Valley man arrested after serious assault on police officer

A MAN has been charged over an attack which left a police officer with serious head injuries.

Dale Francis Cheetham (22), currently of no fixed abode but previously from Bolton-on-Dearne, was arrested on Tuesday, along with another man and a woman, in the Hexthorpe area of Doncaster.

Cheetham has also been charged with two counts of robbery, two counts of possession of a bladed article, possession of an offensive weapon, aggravated vehicle taking without consent, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.

The second man arrested, Peter White (24), of Low Road, Conisbrough has been charged with robbery.

The woman arrested has been released with no further action to be taken.

At around 5am on Tuesday, a robbery was reported and a car stolen in the Bolton-on-Dearne area.

At approximately 7am, a robbery was reported in Doncaster town centre.

At around 7.30am, a black Fiat Punto crashed into a metal barrier on Cleveland Street, Doncaster, and three people were reported to have fled from the scene down Cherry Tree Road.

Just before 8am, a 45-year-old male police officer was assaulted in an alleyway near Sheardown Street in Hexthorpe and suffered serious head injuries.

A police spoksman said he was now in a stable condition.

Cheetham and White have both been remanded into custody and will appear at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday).

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