Newcastle sends police paramedics to assist with the situation
He told the Times: “My daughter was lying in a pool of her own blood with a knife in her mouth.
“Two men had come in to the home and threatened to kill my daughter if I didn’t pay.
“After she was told to move away I went back inside with a hammer and a hammer, and told them to leave.
“It was around 3pm when I saw one of the men running. He had pulled his pants down and was holding his penis. I was able to kick him in the gut.”
She added: “I started cutting down the house because I thought it was my right to do this. They started coming back again and again. I tried to stop them but they didn’t think I was a cop.
“They told me it would be just like leaving one kid alone at home to fight crime.
“It was almost as if I was taking back my body. It was very terrifying.”
Newcastle’s acting chief constable Ian Fincham said: “We are doing everything we can to prevent incidents like this from taking place.”
Police officer denies assaulting itinerant traveller during overnight stay
“I’ve never had this kind of behaviour before,” he told reporters.
“If you live in the city, you know what kind of behaviour you’re living with. This is a serious crime.”
Traveller says “hijacking” incident began after an hour-long walk from downtown
On the day of the arrest, the officer was out investigating a minor vandalism incident when the traveller turned up around 4am at the west-end police headquarters, police said.
“They had obviously been drinking and inebriated, and decided to take advantage,” Detective Detective Insp Steven Kelly said of the pair, both wearing white bandanas, to “meet and be photographed.”
“While the officer was out working, a group of six or seven people approached him and then the officer confronted and grabbed the traveller who was laying on the sidewalk, so the officer had to call in the ambulance.
“We’d never seen anything like it.”
The man had complained about noise levels in downtown, and the officer, who is married, explained his suspicions to the man before questioning him further.
“He said ‘yeah, I have a friend of mine’, before we began talking and he had a large bottle of alcohol in his hand,” the officer said.
“The male, because he was drunk, did push the officer (the traveller) into the road and this threw me off-balance.
“We stopped and he then ran across the road, to me, because I’d turned to be concerned for the safety of him and for myself and the guy on the sidewalk, and we were not going to get involved in a road fight.”
Afterwards, the man was escorted away by police and the traveller was “left with only his phone, as the officers were obviously concerned for his safety”, he said.
“Eventually he returned to his apartment and that’s where the other two people who followed, the (proceeding sergeant) and (the chief constable), were later to meet,” he said.
Officers detained the group of six and issued them with summonses for being outside a “bar, lounge or restaurant”, but police did not take anything they were drinking.
One of the male officers had seen a Facebook post saying “we’re drunk we’re in our car, our friends say there’s a bouncer there”, and one of the female officers had seen a YouTube video of “drunk and disorderly behaviour” allegedly committed by “an unnamed man from the GTA”.
Detective Detective Insp Kelly said he was surprised the officers were arrested because “in most of our encounters with people inebriated, you can usually figure th