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Police officer ‘repeatedly punched in the face’ attending Arnold incident

An officer was left needing hospital treatment after being punched in the face.

After responding to an alleged assault on Arnold High Street, the officer was punched three times to his face as he tried to intervene in a physical fight.

Officers attended the scene at around 1 am on 3 October 2021, after receiving a call from a member of the public alerting them to a fight between two men and a woman that had reportedly become violent.

As the police officer attempted to understand the issue and speak with the three people in the area things took a violent turn and one man lashed out leaving him with cuts to his head and swelling to his face.

A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and assault occasioning on an emergency worker and has been released under investigation.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and was issued with a penalty notice for disorder.

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And a further 38-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault and released under investigation.

 

Sergeant Janine Barnes, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our officers go to work every day to help protect members of the public and keep people safe.

“No one should ever be subject to attacks like this where they are left seeking hospital treatment especially when they are only trying to do their job.

“As we have repeatedly shown in the past we will always stake robust action against anyone who assaults police officers or fellow emergency workers.

“Whatever the circumstances there is never an excuse for this kind of behaviour and to assault and injure one of our officers and we will continue to do everything in our power to crackdown on this sort of behaviour.”

 

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