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Multiple arrests after Nottinghamshire Police officers assaulted on New Year’s Day

Officers have again been subject to violence on the first day of the New Year.

After being called to separate incidents across the county a total of five people were arrested after officers were subject to abuse and violence while carrying out their jobs.

Police are again renewing their calls for the abuse of officers to stop and repeating that being assaulted is not a part of the job.

One officer was kicked to the leg after responding to a call for assistance from East Midlands Ambulance Service in Yew Tree Road, Newark, on 1 January, at around 10.25pm.

While attending the address a woman became abusive and kicked out at the officer causing pain to his leg.

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A 53-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

She remains in custody as enquires continue.

Another officer was also assaulted and met with violence after attending an incident in West Gate, Mansfield just before midday at 11.55am on 1 January.

The officer was kicked several times after placing a man into a police vehicle but thankfully is not believed to have suffered any lasting injuries.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating of an emergency worker.

During a separate incident, which happened in Amcott Avenue, Misterton, at around 10.35pm yesterday (1 January) another man became aggressive towards an officer and was arrested at the scene.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

He remains in custody as enquires continue.

It follows another assault on an officer after police received reports of a man walking along the A1 on 2 January at around 2.20am.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault after spitting in the face of an officer whilst in custody.

A report of another disturbance in Sanders Avenue, Mansfield, at around 1.10am today (2 January), resulted in an officer being headbutted.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

Sergeant Clint Gloyn, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We have repeatedly made clear that assaults on emergency workers including police officers will not be tolerated.

“Officers are there to protect the public and are only doing their job.

“Assaulting an officer will never be tolerated and those who do will be dealt with.

“These officers had been attending jobs within the county to protect the public from harm and were met with nothing but hostility and aggression while they were just carrying out their duties.

“Every key worker has the right to go about their jobs without the worry of being assaulted and not having to worry that someone could assault and injure them.

“We will carry on reiterating that disgusting behaviour like this will not be tolerated and anyone who believes they can assault an officer or any key worker should expect to be dealt with accordingly.”

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