Malaga police warn of increasing officer injuries

A POLICE union is warning of increasingly aggressive attitudes towards officers over recent months after a policewoman was injured by a suspect last week.
A number of patrols were sent to the La Palmilla district of Malaga City after a cabbie reported that two men had refused to pay their fare and stolen his wallet and mobile phone.
Upon arrival at the building the suspects had entered, officers were received with shouts and insults by the pair from a fifth-floor balcony, and a five-kilo can of paint hurled down from above hit the injured policewoman on the shoulder.
Luckily the woman’s colleague saw the can falling and warned her, avoiding a direct hit, the SIP-AN Independent Local Police Union reported.
Two more officers were injured in a struggle while arresting the second of the two suspects, leading the union to put out a statement warning of the need for more legal backup to defend the increasing number of officers injured while on duty.

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