Hampshire Constabulary

Appeal after police officer assaulted in Cowes.

Press release   •   Feb 15, 2019 16:14 GMT

We are carrying out enquiries to locate a motorcyclist wearing a distinctive pink and black helmet after a police officer was assaulted in Cowes.

At around 5.30pm on Wednesday 13 February, an officer was attempting to detain a man for a stop search under section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act in Pallance Road, Cowes, when the officer was assaulted by another man.

The man who assaulted the police officer left the scene on a motorcycle. He was wearing a distinctive pink and black SHOEI helmet. An image of the helmet is attached.

He is described as:

  • White.
  • Aged in his late teens or early twenties.
  • Slim build.
  • He had blond or brown coloured hair
  • His face had pitted skin around the beard line.
  • He was wearing a dark jacket, grey Nike tracksuit bottoms.

The officer who was assaulted was treated for a an injury to his eye that will leave no permanent damage.

Anyone who saw a motorcyclist wearing this helmet, or who knows who owns it, can call us on 101 quoting 44190053752.

Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111