Kingsbridge man accused of trying to murder policemen remanded

Police officer being helped to an ambulance
Image caption One of the injured officers is helped to an ambulance

A man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of two policemen who were assaulted with an angle grinder in Devon.

Stephen Yabsley, 53, was arrested on Wednesday over an attack in Kingsbridge in which the officers are said to have sustained serious arm injuries.

Mr Yabsley has also been charged with a public order offence.

He was remanded in custody by Torbay magistrates to appear at Plymouth Crown Court on 1 June.

The officers are recovering in hospital, said police.

Mr Yabsley, of Retreat Close, Kingsbridge, also faces a common assault charge relating to another incident, which will be heard at Torquay Magistrates Court next Friday.

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