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Police officer headbutted after attending disturbance

A suspect has been arrested after a police officer was headbutted.

Police were called to Newark Way, Mansfield, at around 9.20pm on Tuesday (9 August) following reports of a disturbance.

While attempting to calm the situation, an officer was then assaulted.

A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and a public order offence.

He remains in police custody.

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Police Constable Emma Shakiba, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “No emergency worker should ever have to suffer physical or verbal abuse while trying to carry out their duties.

“There is a common misconception that facing this type of behaviour is just a part of being a police officer, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.

“While the officer only suffered minor injuries in this instance, this incident was still completely unacceptable.

“Acting in this manner is never okay and Nottinghamshire Police will always support action against anyone who behaves in this way towards our officers.

“We have now arrested a suspect in connection with this incident but our enquiries are still ongoing, so we’d ask anyone with information that could assist our investigation to contact us straight away.”

Any information relating to this incident can be reported by calling the police on 101, quoting incident 832 of 9 August 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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