Welsh Officers Confronted by 'Extremely Aggressive' Man Wielding Knife

Welsh Police released footage on May 6 showing an incident on March 15 in which a man approached two officers holding a kitchen knife. The officers had been called to a “routine noise complaint” when they were confronted.

In the footage, PC Hannah Jones can be heard shouting “put the knife down, don’t take another step towards me,” before PC Justin Harrold fires some incapacitant spray, causing the man to fall.

The pair were praised by Chief Insp Jolene Mann: "The subject was violent and extremely aggressive, but Hannah and Justin responded in a calm and measured manner – they truly are remarkable. I watched the body worn footage and it is chilling. They had to act and think quickly, and swiftly brought the matter to a safe conclusion.

“In particular, Hannah was outstanding,” Mann said. “She took complete control of the situation, and Justin composed himself and waited for the perfect opportunity to deploy PAVA spray. They were the perfect team.”

The man, Jan-Olav Kvaerneng-Stolp, was sentenced to an 18-month community order and 200 hours of unpaid work. Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police via Storyful