Two police officers have been praised for their professionalism after receiving injuries whilst trying to help someone suffering from severe mental health.

Officers received injuries including a black eye after being punched by the person they were trying to help.

A spokesperson for the police said: "It saddens us to report that two officers have been assaulted today.

"Our probationer officers with there experienced tutors responded to a call.

"Our officers showed courage and professionalism at a very challenging incident."

The incident has been reviewed by Chief Inspector Mooney who has thanked the officers for their hard work and courage at the scene.