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Armed police, drones and dogs capture man on Victoria Embankment after officer assaulted in Clifton incident

Police have today captured a man who ran off after assaulting a police community support officer following reports of anti-social behaviour behind a local leisure centre.

The incident happened yesterday and Nottinghamshire Police then used dogs, the force drone, armed response units and officers on foot to try and track down the 34-year-old man. He was eventually located on the Victoria Embankment shortly after 12 noon today.

He has been arrested for attempted grievous bodily harm and is also wanted on re-call to prison.

Police were called by staff from the Clifton Leisure Centre at 9.30am yesterday (Saturday 21 August) after they reported a man who had been seen sleeping rough behind the centre, surrounded by drug needles, was causing anti-social behaviour.

The PCSO approached the man on Southchurch Drive, Clifton, but had to press his emergency button after the man bit him and punched him in the face. The suspect then fled on foot.

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The officer was taken to hospital for treatment.

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Superintendent Kathryn Craner, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are pleased to have captured this man who was wanted on recall for prison.

“Attacks on our officers who work tirelessly to serve and protect the public are totally unacceptable. This is not part of the job we treat any attack very seriously.”

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