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Man charged after police officers bitten and spat at in Nottingham incident

A man has been charged with assaulting four police officers following an incident in a busy road.

Police were called to Derby Road, Lenton, at around 7.30am on Monday (1 November) after a car and a single-decker bus were damaged.

One officer, an off-duty sergeant, suffered a dislocated finger as he attempted to make an arrest. A second officer was bitten on the wrist and a third officer was spat at.

A punch was swung at a fourth officer but no contact was made.

A 48-year-old man from Nottingham has been charged with three counts of assault by beating of an emergency worker, two counts of causing criminal damage, common assault of an emergency worker and causing danger to road users.

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He was due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (2 November).

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The welfare of our officers is of paramount importance and the officers involved in this incident will be given the appropriate support by the force.

“There is never a justification for abusing and assaulting our officers and we will always take very swift action against people who do.”

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