Pictured: Police woman's shocking head injuries after she is hit by brick
This shocking photograph shows the extent of the injuries suffered by a police woman attacked with a brick.
The incident occurred when the officer was dealing with anti-social behaviour on Sunday night in the Co Antrim village of The Glen.
Police attended to a report of anti-social behaviour where a group of youths had gathered in the area.
The officer was hit on the head during the incident and was taken to hospital.
Her treatment included having five staples inserted into her head.
The officer was later released from hospital in the early hours of the morning, according to the Belfast Telegraph.
Police have appealed for witnesses to contact investigating officers.
The Police Federation of Northern Ireland has released the photographs - the group represent rank and file PSNI officers.