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Ambulance crews and police abused and assaulted in Nottinghamshire

A police officer was assaulted after attending an incident where a man was acting aggressively towards an ambulance crew.

Paramedics were called to a house in Windy Ridge, Warsop, following concerns for the welfare of a man who had been drinking heavily.

As the ambulance crew tried to assess whether the man required medical attention, he reacted violently and began swinging his fists and spitting.

Police arrived and the man continued to be verbally and physically abusive. He was arrested after hitting an officer in the face. He was further arrested after two other officers were subjected to racist and homophobic abuse.

The 28-year-old suspect was taken into custody for questioning following the incident on 9 April. He was later released on bail pending a charging decision.

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Sergeant Adam Cooper, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We have repeatedly stressed that being assaulted is just not part of the job and any assault on emergency workers – physical or verbal – will be treated as a crime and dealt with accordingly.

“This sort of behaviour is unacceptable and I can assure anyone who assaults a member of our police family, or any other emergency workers, that we will take robust action against them.”

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