An Auckland police officer suffered gashes to his arm and face, as well as a broken finger, after being brutally assaulted in an unprovoked attack when he pulled over a vehicle on Haddington Drive in Flat Bush. The 25-year old male driver of the offending vehicle got out of his car and immediately began to punch the officer, allegedly knocking him to the ground and smashing his glasses. Inspector Wendy Spiller, Area Commander for Counties Manukau East, said “It is completely unacceptable that any person would assault a police officer, completely unprovoked when they are simply doing their job. They leave their families every day to serve our communities and they deserve to go home safely.”