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Chest of drawers thrown at police officer in Nottinghamshire disturbance

Police officers suffered minor injuries while dealing with reports of another disturbance inside a property in Newark last night.

Officers attended the incident in North Gate at around 8.45pm.

A wooden chest of drawers was allegedly thrown at one of the officers and two colleagues were struck by objects reportedly thrown at them after entering the address.

Two men, aged 34 and 56, were arrested on suspicion of common assault on an emergency worker. They were subsequently released under investigation while enquiries continue.

The welfare of the officers involved in the incidents is being looked after by Nottinghamshire Police.

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Chief Inspector Heather Maelor said: “Police officers are always committed to ensuring people’s safety and try their utmost to ensure the best possible outcomes for victims of crime.

“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 do everything we can to bring them before the court as soon as possible.”

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