Man charged after police officer seriously injured

A MAN has been charged with grievous bodily harm following an incident where a police officer was seriously injured on Christmas Day.

Police were called to an address in Hanbury, Burton-on-Trent, at 10.50pm to reports of a domestic incident.

Whilst trying to arrest a man at the scene, a male officer sustained serious leg injuries and was taken to Queen’s Hospital in Burton where he remains in a stable condition.

Aaron Birks, 23, from Greaves Lane, Hanbury, has been charged with wound/inflict grievous bodily harm without intent.

Birks is due to appear at Cannock Magistrates’ Court today.