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12-year-old and two men assaulted during shop disturbance

A suspect has appeared in court charged with assaulting two police officers.

George Halliday, aged 50, from Mansfield, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (18 January 2023).

Police were called to Arthur Street, Mansfield, at around 5.15 pm on 16 January after reports of a disturbance at a shop.

A shop worker, a 12-year-old boy and a man were assaulted during the incident.

Officers detained a suspect nearby but while carrying out the arrest two officers were assaulted.

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One officer suffered cuts to his arms and the other received extensive bruising and cuts to both arms.

Halliday has been charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, three common assaults and theft from a shop.

Sergeant Clint Gloyn, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We will not tolerate violence against officers who are simply working to keep the public safe.

“We do not expect our officers, or any emergency worker, to be assaulted while doing their duty.

“The force will not hesitate to take action against those suspected of assaulting an emergency worker.”

Halliday has not entered a plea and will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 15 February 2023.

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