Man in Spanish car 'brandishes knife at police'

In the early hours of yesterday, police stopped a Spanish registered vehicle in the area of Winston Churchill Avenue.

There were two persons at the time in the vehicle, the passenger on being asked for his documents became extremely nervous and brandished a Stanley knife and threatened one of the officers, this person then was disarmed by the officer but he started to run away in the direction of the frontier. However he was stopped from escaping by other officers in the area one of whom was kicked and fell to the ground suffering from a suspected fracture to his left ankle, says police.

The assailant has been named by police as Cosme Mayor Segui, born in May 1991, of La Linea, who was eventually restrained, arrested and conveyed to New Mole House Police Headquarters.

The injured officer was conveyed to St Bernards Hospital where he was diagnosed to be suffering from a severe fracture to his left ankle, this fracture required emergency surgery which was carried out on the same day; the officer is now recovering in hospital.

Mayor Segui was charged with:

1. Threatening Behaviour
2. Possession of an offensive weapon
3. Two counts of Obstructing Police
4. Assault on Police
5. Two counts of Resisting Police
6. Grievous Bodily Harm

and appeared at the Magistrates Court where he was remanded in custody until Tuesday 16 March.