Seaham and Easington Police issue appeal for man accused of attempted murder

Seaham and Easington Police (Durham Constabulary) have issued a warrant for a man they accuse of the attempted murder of one of their officers.

Glen Burdess, 27, is wanted in “connection with an incident in which a quadbike was driven at a police officer, leaving them with a broken leg.

“The incident, which happened shortly after 11pm last Wednesday (September 13) on Mendip Close, in Peterlee, is being treated as attempted murder.

The officer, who is based at Peterlee response, sustained a fracture to his calf and was taken to hospital for treatment.

An investigation into the incident has been launched and officers would like to speak to Glen in connection with it.

He is 27 and has links to Peterlee.”

Those who have seen him or know where he is, are asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101, quoting crime reference number CRI00500494.

Alternatively, information can be submitted anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.