A dashcam footage shows a biker on top of the police officer. He was throwing multiple punches at the officer.
The dashcam footage is from another driver who happened to be passing by.
This happened on Gorsey Lane, Litherland in Liverpool at 11:00 am on Wednesday. People rushed to help the police officer by pulling the man off of him.
The police officer belonged to Merseyside Police’s Roads Policing Unit. According to the initial report, the officer stopped the biker under suspicion that the biker was driving without a proper MOT or road tax.
When the police officer reached the biker, he was thrown on the ground and received multiple punches from the biker.
It can be seen in the footage that the officer was lying on the floor and trying to defend himself as the biker was sitting on him, landing punches.
Two bypassers, a man, and a woman rushed to pull the biker off of the policeman. After a while, more people joined in the effort including the driver who was recording the whole scenario.
According to the police report, the biker was a 39-year-old male from Maghull, Merseyside, and was arrested.
The spokeswoman explained: ‘At around, 11 am an officer from the roads policing unit stopped a motorcyclist on Gorsey Lane, as the officer suspected the motorbike was being used without a valid MOT or road tax.
‘The motorcyclist then assaulted the officer, before PCSOs and members of the public stepped in.
‘The man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and other motoring offenses. He was taken to a police station and has been released pending further inquiries.
‘The officer suffered cuts and bruises and remained on duty.’
The attacks on police officers have escalated this week.
Following the incident yesterday, Acting Chief Inspector Keith Kellett, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: ‘Thankfully the officer was able to remain on duty and suffered only minor injuries, and we’d like to thank the members of the public and other officers who came to his assistance.
‘This officer was simply trying to do his job and I’m sure the public would agree that officers who are keeping our roads safe, should not be subject to behavior like this.’