Two males have been charged with assaulting police officers following incidents in Bradford, during which weapons were seized.

A 14-year-old male has been charged with attempted GBH and assaults on two officers after police responded to a report of a business burglary in the Wibsey area shortly after 7 pm on Monday.

He has also been charged with possession of a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place after a machete was recovered.

In a separate incident, Christopher Irish, aged 34, of no fixed abode, has been charged with assaults on three police officers after police attended a report of a robbery involving a machete in the East Bowling area of the city at approximately 11:25 pm on Monday. He has also been charged with robbery, possession of an offensive weapon, and criminal damage.

Both males have been remanded in custody to appear before Bradford Magistrates today (Wednesday).

Assistant Chief Constable Richard Close, said; “Our police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) work hard to keep their communities safe and any assaults against them – especially when they are simply doing their job – are wholly unacceptable.

“The seriousness of these offences is recognised by the Assaults on Emergency Workers Act and, as a Force, we will continue to do all we can to support our colleagues as they carry out their vital roles.”