Man jailed for Bolton police officer stabbing

Shaughan Ryan Boardman
Image caption Police said Shaughan Boardman stabbed the officer close to his armpit

A man has been jailed for 12 months after admitting stabbing a police officer with a screwdriver in Bolton.

Shaughan Ryan Boardman, 24, from Tonge Moor, Bolton, stabbed the officer in the side of the chest on 14 May, Bolton Crown Court heard.

The injured officer was taken to hospital, where he received treatment for a cut to his side.

The incident took place as officers investigated reports of a stolen motorbike on Darwen Road, Bolton.

Boardman also admitted attacking another officer and stealing two motorbikes, at an earlier hearing on 6 August.

After a search, police caught up with Boardman, who lunged at an officer with the screwdriver and struck his body armour, Greater Manchester Police said.

Boardman lunged again, stabbing the officer, the force said.

He was then arrested, but police said the second man had not yet been traced.

The police officer involved has since made a full recovery.

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