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Four police officers assaulted in one evening on duty

Four police officers were injured while attending three separate incidents on one evening.

The officers were hurt when they were called to a fight, a domestic assault and concerns for a man’s safety on Tuesday (27 December 2022).

Police were first called to Richmond Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, at around 4.40 pm following concerns being raised for a man’s safety. Two officers were punched in the face as they detained a man.

The 26-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of common assault and two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

At around 6.40 pm police attended reports of a domestic incident in Allen Street, Hucknall, where they arrested a woman.

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As officers were leaving the address with the woman she punched one of the officers in the face. The 41-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and assaulting an emergency worker.

Later that evening, at around 7.10 pm, officers attended reports of a fight involving a group of men in Watnall Road, Hucknall.

Three men, aged 19, 42 and 44, were arrested on suspicion of affray. The 19-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of assault.

While an officer was attempting to detain the 44-year-old he was pushed to the chest and spat at.

This led to the man being further arrested under suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

Following the three incidents, the force has repeated its warning it will not tolerate attacks on emergency workers who are carrying out their duties.

Inspector Keiron Hancock, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “These incidents highlight the sort of violent behaviour our officers sadly have to deal with on a regular basis.

“I am pleased that suspects have been arrested in all three incidents.

“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 any emergency worker.”

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