Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PCSO Badly Hurt on Duty 'Faces a Long Recovery' ; Leg POLICE WORKER INJURED IN FALL DOWN STAIRS DURING CALL-OUT SUFFERED BROKEN LEG AND HEAD INJURIES

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

PCSO Badly Hurt on Duty 'Faces a Long Recovery' ; Leg POLICE WORKER INJURED IN FALL DOWN STAIRS DURING CALL-OUT SUFFERED BROKEN LEG AND HEAD INJURIES

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A POLICE worker who needed surgery on his leg after responding to reports of anti-social behaviour can expect a 'long recovery'.

The police community support officer attended the Parrs Wood Court block of flats, off Wilmslow Road, in East Didsbury when police received reports of youths causing trouble.

He fell down a flight of stairs and suffered a head injury, broken leg and ankle.

He was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery to his leg.

Police initially thought that the PCSO may have been assaulted.

Four youths were arrested at the location but have since been released.

After an investigation, Greater Manchester Police has now confirmed that he fell and was not pushed or assaulted.

Inspector Jon Middleton, of Fallowfield Police, said it is hoped that the 'excellent' officer will return to work with the force soon. …

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