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Police officer needs tetanus shot after being assaulted in patrol car

A police officer who helped deal with an incident in Nottinghamshire needed a tetanus shot after he was allegedly assaulted by a prisoner.

Officers were called to an altercation at an address off Barringer Road in Mansfield shortly after 10pm yesterday (Friday 25 February 2022).

They worked to calm the situation down and arrested a man who was transported to custody.

While they were en-route to the custody suite it’s alleged an officer was assaulted in the police car. He suffering a minor injury to his arm which broke the skin and required him to need a tetanus shot.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm, in relation to the initial call to police, and on suspicion of assaulting an officer in the execution of his duty.

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Chief Inspector Heather Maelor said: “Police officers are always committed to ensuring people’s safety and try their utmost to ensure the best possible outcomes for victims of crime.

“We have repeatedly stressed that being assaulted is just not part of the job and any assault on emergency workers – physical or verbal – will be treated as a crime and dealt with accordingly.

“This sort of behaviour is unacceptable and I can assure anyone who assaults a member of our police family, or any other emergency workers, that we will do everything we can to bring them before the court as soon as possible.”

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