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Man and woman charged after police officers assaulted and spat at

A man and a woman have been charged over allegations police officers were assaulted while trying to defuse incidents.

Officers were called to an address in Wagtail Close, Stapleford, at around 6.20pm on Friday (11 March 2022).

It’s alleged one officer was punched to the jaw and another was struck to her face and body as they tried to calm the situation down. A woman was arrested at the scene.

After escorting a man away from the area it’s alleged that officers were verbally abused and an officer was spat at after a suspect had been arrested in connection with this subsequent disorder.

Michelle Clements, aged 32, of Wagtail Close, Stapleford, has been charged with two counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

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Simon Thurman, aged 36, of Crossman Street, Sherwood, has been charged with common assault of an emergency worker and being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

Both were released on bail and are due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 30 March 2022.

Sergeant Janine Barnes, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force is looking after the welfare of the officers involved. Assaults on police officers and fellow emergency service colleagues who dedicate their time to protecting and helping our communities, are completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“Being abused and assaulted is not just part of the job and any assault on police officers – physical or verbal – will be dealt with accordingly.”

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