Penywaun man charged with threats to kill two police officers
A man has been charged following an attack on two police officers in Pontypridd on Monday evening.
Officers stopped to help a man who looked like he was in distress, however as they approached, he proceeded to then douse them in petrol and then violently threatened to set them alight. He was subsequently arrested following a Taser discharge.
We are appealing for witnesses to the incident, including a couple in a white SUV who stopped to provide assistance.
Daniel Roger, aged 41, from Penywaun Aberdare
Daniel Roger, aged 41, from Penywaun Aberdare has been charged with two counts of threats to kill and two counts of administering a noxious substance with intent to injure and has been remanded and is due to appear at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates later today.
Chief Superintendent Steve Jones said.
“This sort of dangerous behaviour is not tolerated, these officers were going about their daily business, supporting and keeping the community safe and were the victim of this violent unprovoked attack.
We will continue to arrest, charge and bring perpetrators before the courts. If you witnessed this incident, particularly the couple in the white car, please get in touch with us and quote reference 2300272394.”