Video: Police officer assaulted by motorcyclist in Liverpool, caught on dash cam

“This officer was simply trying to do his job"

A DRIVER filmed a police officer being assaulted by a motorcyclist in Liverpool.

Dash cam footage appears to show the motorcyclist punching the officer during a struggle in the road.

The video of the incident in the Litherland area of Liverpool ends as members of the public rush to support the officer.

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The officer from Merseyside police’s roads policing unit pulled over the biker at about 11am on Wednesday on suspicion of not having a valid MOT or vehicle excise duty (road tax), according to Liverpool Echo.

A 39-year-old man from Maghull, Merseyside, has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and other motoring offences, the police confirmed.

A spokesperson said: “He was taken to a police station and has been released pending further enquiries. The officer suffered cuts and bruises and remained on duty.”

Keith Kellett, acting chief inspector from the roads policing unit, said: “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 behaviour like this.”