Bangor police assault: patrols stepped up as Taser search continues

North Wales Police

Police patrols have been stepped up in Bangor as a search for a missing Taser continues following an attack on a police officer.

Another man is being questioned on suspicion of robbery after a plain clothes officer was assaulted on the High Street at around 1.30pm on Thursday afternoon (4th July).

Two men are still in police custody and a further three men have been released without charge.

The officer needed hospital treatment but was not seriously hurt. Detectives said it was an isolated incident which was the result of police activity.

Gwynedd’s chief inspector, Mark Amstrong said on Friday a ”despicable” assault on an officer going about his duties had led to a major police presence in the city over the past 24 hours.

He added: ”Our primary aim at this time is to ensure public safety and recover the outstanding Taser, whilst ensuring we gather evidence in relation to the investigation…our enquiries will continue throughout the coming days.”

”I am very grateful to the residents and business people of Bangor for their support following the incident, and would like to reassure residents and visitors to Bangor, that this appears to have been an isolated incident, and that an increased police presence will be visible in the area over the coming days, to reassure the public, and allow them to go about their business.”

”I would ask the public for their support, and in particular their assistance in locating the outstanding Taser. I would implore anyone who may find this item, not to touch or interfere with it, and to contact North Wales Police on 101 immediately, so it can be safely recovered.”

Anyone with information about the assault or the missing Taser should contact Bangor police station on 101, quoting reference no. X093333, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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