An officer who suffered serious facial injuries while trying to detain a suspect in Staple Hill on Tuesday night has undergone surgery.
The officer, who is 25 and has been with Avon & Somerset police for three and a half years, remains in hospital in a stable condition.
Today Supt Pete Warren said: “He’s in good spirits despite the injuries he suffered in the line of duty and underwent an operation last night which lasted several hours. Thankfully the operation went well. He remains in hospital but we’re hopeful he’ll be discharged later today to continue his recovery at home.
“We’d like to wholeheartedly thank the public for all their support and kind words. It means a lot to the officer, his family and everyone here at Avon and Somerset police.”
An investigation into the incident in which the officer was injured is ongoing. Police had approached a vehicle in Kensington Road and then pursued the occupants when they fled.
A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug has been released on bail. A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs has been released under investigation.
Police have also arrested a third man, aged 33, on suspicion of dangerous driving and being concerned in the supply of a class A drug. He has also been released on bail.