CHESHIRE Police have confirmed that an internal review has taken place following a horrific attack on two Northwich officers who were transporting a detainee in a Vauxhall Corsa.

The man, Christopher Hartley, 44, from Fartown in Huddersfield, was arrested on September 7, 2016, on suspicion of possession of indecent images.

He was being taken to Cheshire for questioning when, near to Scammonden, he suddenly attacked DC Victoria Shelton as she was driving at 70mph in the fast lane, trying to crash the car.

A horrific attack followed as Hartley, described as a ‘madman’ in the subsequent court hearing, bit a chunk of flesh out of DC David MacFarlane’s arm and spat it into DC Shelton’s face.

He has since been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Cheshire Police have now confirmed that they have carried out an internal review following the horror attack, and some changes to procedure are now being considered by the Health and Safety Advisor.

A police spokesman said: “Following the incident our Professional Standards department carried out an internal review.

“The review concluded that, the actions taken by both officers were deemed to be appropriate and proportionate taking into consideration the circumstances on the day.

“Some organisational recommendations came out of the review which are being considered by the Health and Safety Advisor.”