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Police officer taken to hospital after assault in Nottinghamshire

A police officer had to attend hospital after allegedly being assaulted while carrying out an arrest.

Police were called to Toothill Lane, Mansfield, following reports that a fight involving multiple people was taking place.

After chasing after a man understood to be involved in the incident, it’s alleged that a police officer was then punched in the face and hit his head on the ground.

The officer was treated at Kings Mill Hospital for minor injuries and has since been discharged home.

Another officer was also pushed during the incident, which took place just after midnight on Sunday (13 March 2022).

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A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and for affray.

He remains in police custody.

Sergeant Neil Priestley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “After receiving reports that a fight was taking place, police attended the scene and had to pursue a suspect.

“One of our officers was then injured after being punched in the face, while a second officer was also assaulted.

“To make it clear, it is never acceptable for a police officer to be assaulted while carrying out their duties.

“Acts of violence against emergency service workers are not just part of the job and will not be tolerated.”

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