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Man charged with homophobic and racist abuse after assaulting police office in Melton Road West Bridgford

A man is due to appear in court over allegations a police officer was assaulted, subjected to racial abuse and threatened after responding to a report of a street disturbance.

Officers were called to an incident in Melton Road, West Bridgford, where they arrested a man.

As an officer tried to calm things down it is alleged he was verbally abused, including racist and homophobic language, and also threatened.

It is further alleged the officer had his foot stamped on, causing him pain, while he was dealing with a suspect.

The initial incident happened at around 7.30pm on Wednesday (6 October 2021).

Joseph Daultrey, aged 40, of no fixed address, was due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Friday 8 October 2021) charged with common assault of an emergency worker, racially-aggravated public order, threats to kill and criminal damage.

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Police Constable Kynam Moore, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Police officers and colleagues from other emergency services work so hard, day in and day out, to help and protect the communities they serve.

“It simply shouldn’t be considered part of their job to be assaulted or abused.

“Nottinghamshire Police and its partner services will not tolerate assaults on emergency workers and takes a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of hate crime. We take these reports of this nature extremely seriously and will take robust action against anyone who engages in such abhorrent behaviour.”

Nottinghamshire Police is makes a rallying call for people to call out hate crime in all its forms as an annual national awareness campaign kicks off today (Saturday 9 October).

The force is working closely together with its partners, including Nottingham City Council, to deliver a range of activities in support of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

These include educational talks and events hosted online, available county-wide, explaining what hate crime is, why it’s important to report it, how to report it and what support is available.

 

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