Friday 1 March 2024
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Police officer allegedly bitten while arresting a suspect

A police officer was allegedly bitten while dealing with a drink-drive suspect.

Officers found an overturned car on its roof in Brick Yard Road, Gamston ( Retford ) at around 12.20am on Saturday (3 June).

A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving but as an officer tried to secure him in his police car it’s alleged he was bitten to his arm causing pain.

The suspect was further arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.

A 24-year-old man from Elkesley has been charged with assault by beating of an emergency worker and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

He has been bailed to appear at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 29 July.

Chief Inspector Heather Sutton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Assaults on frontline emergency service workers who work tirelessly to serve and protect the public are totally unacceptable.

“Police officers and fellow blue light staff and key workers have the right to go about their duties without being assaulted. The force and its partners have made it clear this type of behaviour won’t be tolerated.”