Birmingham & Black Country

Man held after Pc's eye gouged in Coventry

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a police officer had his eye gouged and was bitten.

Police said the off-duty officer was attacked last month when he challenged a man loitering outside a house in Abbey Road, Coventry.

The Pc was bitten on the chest, his eye gouged and threatened with a large rock taken from a garden display, the spokesman added.

A man was arrested on suspicion of wounding on Thursday in Coventry.

The officer was off work for several days but has since returned to work.

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