Fundraiser launched for Peterborough police officer seriously injured while on duty
A fundraiser has been launched to support a Peterborough police officer who was seriously injured while on duty this week.
The officer, who is in his 20s and a response officer in the north of the county, was conducting a welfare check at a property in Ledbury Road at about 5pm on Monday when he was assaulted.
He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
Now a Gofundme web fundraiser has been launched to help the officer - and it has already raised more than £2,000.
The fundraiser was set up by Emergency Services News, and originally aimed to raise £500.
A message posted by Emergency Services News on the page said: "A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to this campaign. We have received the following message from the officer's partner: 'Please can you update everyone to say that my partner and his family are really grateful for the lovely messages and very generous donations'"
Joshua Gull, 27, of Herne Road, Oundle, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent in connection with the incident. He appeared at Peterborough Magistrates' Court earlier this week, and was remanded into custody to appear at Peterborough Crown Court on a future date.
To donate to the fundraising campaign, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cambridgeshirepoliceofficer