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Drug dealers injure three police officers

DDP/The Local · 17 Nov 2009, 09:08

Published: 17 Nov 2009 09:08 GMT+01:00

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Attempting to interrupt a deal in an apartment, the officers wanted to apprehend three suspects. But one of them attacked the police without warning with a large pipe wrench. He struck the most seriously hurt officer with a heavy blow to the head. That same officer was also stabbed in the chest.

A wild brawl ensued and the three suspects fled the scene in a car. A police officer fired shots at the vehicle, but was unable to stop it. However, the men crashed into an undercover police car a few hundred metres down the road, injuring one suspect who was then arrested.

The two remaining suspects continued their escape on foot until they were finally apprehended minutes later in a courtyard. Police found them to be carrying baseball bats, brass knuckles and a knife. They are now being investigated for attempted murder among other charges.

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The seriously injured police officer is stable condition.

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11:47 November 17, 2009 by Nemesis
Well done those police officers.

I hope the injured officer makes a full recovery.

I am glad to read about police officers removing criminals like this from the streets where they peddle death.

I hope the officers recieve a commendation for this.
03:27 November 18, 2009 by Davey-jo
What do you think?

Well, I think that drug laws are a crock of shite. They are an attempt at prohibition that can only foster a criminal underclass making their living supplying your upper class with their drugs. It's just like the "prohibition" times in the USA that lead to criminals such as Al Capone. You ban something and it becomes an immediate source of interest to the criminals.

I can see no reason for criminalising drugs. In 1960s in UK there were under 2000 registered users of heroin. After the drug laws came in there are now over 300,000 users(at least!). Government action has been disastrous.

OK , I hope the policemen get a speedy recovery and the bad guys get a long term in jail. It's just that the cops are fighting a losing battle and it's so unnecessary.
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