90 days from today is Mon, 16 September 2024

Avon & Somerset Police Federation

Male charged with threatening Officers with a knife

24 July 2019

A 30-year-old man has been charged following an incident in Bath in which officers were threatened with a knife.

The incident happened when officers attended a property in the Moorlands area of the city at about 12.30am on Tuesday (July 23) following a report of a disturbance.

The officers were not harmed during this incident.

Avon and Somerset Police Federation Chair, Andy Roebuck said, "I have spoken with the officers and congratulated them on their work. I have seen the body worn footage and these officers acted bravely and with total professionalism." He continued, "The officers were confronted with a dangerous knife wielding male, they reacted and used taser to resolve the situation. This was done with no injuries to any officer or other persons present. We are seeing a significant increase in assaults on officers and the use of weapons, which is alarming. More needs to be done to protect officers and prevent injuries."

Avon and Somerset Police Federation and the Constabulary are working closely at identifying a range of different remedies to tackle this concerning increase.

Ricky Alby Webb, of Rudgeway Road, Paulton, has been charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and he’ll appear before Bath Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 7 August.