A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and other offences after driving a motorbike at police officers in Abergele.

Two officers were injured when a bike was allegedly driven at them.

The man is in police custody.

North Wales Police confirmed the officers have been discharged from hospital.

Six police officers were attacked in separate incidents. As well as Abergele, officers sustained injuries in Penycae, Gronant and Bagillt.

Six people have been arrested in relation to the weekend offences.

Mark Jones, of the North Wales Police Federation - the staff association for police constables, sergeants and inspectors - said: "The incidents over this weekend, particularly the incident in Abergele, highlight the extreme risks our police officers face on a daily basis. It is only by pure luck that our colleagues were not severely injured but although the physical injuries may be relatively minor, we should never underestimate the mental trauma endured.

"The Police Federation will make sure our members are cared for and that they get all the support they need. Our commitment is to continue working with North Wales Police to ensure that our members are afforded the best possible protection, equipment, training and resources to keep them safe whilst protecting the public.

"We also demand that the justice system fully utilises their sentencing powers to send an clear message that assaults and attacks on emergency workers will never be accepted."

North Wales Police has said it will not tolerate assaults on officers.

Supt Neil Harrison said: “An assault of any kind should never be considered “part of the job”.

"Our officers are out there doing a demanding job, working hard to protect the most vulnerable and to keep people safe. They get good training and equipment and we seek to ensure that welfare arrangements are readily available when they become victims of an assault.

"These attacks leave their mark physically and mentally on the officers and in some cases their families and are totally unacceptable.

“To improve the safety of officers the force recently announced that 100 more will be Taser trained. We want is to make sure that  officers are equipped to protect themselves as best they can and to feel confident out on duty on our streets. Tasers and also body worn video play an important part in this.”

The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 2018, which was instigated by the Police Federation of England and Wales ‘Protect The Protectors’ campaign, was granted Royal Assent in September 2018 and came into force in November 2018.

The Bill makes it an aggravating factor to assault or sexually assault a police officer or any other member of the emergency services, punishable by up to 12 months in prison, double the existing six-month maximum sentence for common assault.