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Assaults and abuse on police officers continue after weekend of incidents

Two people are due in court in connection with multiple officer assaults following a weekend of incidents across the city and county.

A 23-year-old from Nottingham reportedly became hostile and allegedly attempted to push an officer in Bailey Street, on Saturday (21 August 2021).

They were later charged with assaulting an emergency worker and will next appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court next month (7 September 2021).

The charge comes after a community support officer was viciously assaulted on Saturday (21 August 2021) as they investigated reports of anti-social behaviour and were left needing hospital treatment.

Another officer was also injured this weekend after reports of an altercation in Market Place, Newark on Saturday (21 August 2021) at around 6.30pm.

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A 35-year-old man was charged with an assault on an emergency worker in connection with a report of an officer being kicked and spat at, with the officer suffering minor injuries.

He will now appear at Nottingham Magistrates Court on 7 September 2021.

Superintendent Kevin Broadhead, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “At people’s times of greatest need, the police are one of the first agencies they turn to for help.

“When police officers put on their uniform, they go out to work to protect the public and try their utmost to ensure the best possible outcomes for victims of crime.

“But every time I hear about one of our officers being assaulted it is both shocking and upsetting.

“We have repeatedly stressed this is not just part of the job and any assault on emergency workers whether that’s physical or verbal – will be investigated and dealt with accordingly.

“Assaults on emergency workers are treated very seriously by the courts and I can assure anyone who assaults our officers that we will put them in front of magistrates as soon as possible.”


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