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Police officer verbally abused and hit in the throat

A police officer was assaulted after he was called to reports of a fight in the street.

The male officer was verbally abused and struck in the throat as he attended the incident in Bentinck Street, Mansfield, at around 9.50pm yesterday (Saturday).

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and remains in police custody.

Superintendent Paul Winter, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our officers do a difficult and demanding job and regularly have to put themselves in harm’s way to keep members of the public safe.

“We will not tolerate any assaults against them and will always take robust action when people strike out against them. On this occasion our officer was unharmed but that is beside the point. Anyone who strikes out at a police officer commits a serious offences and will be dealt with accordingly.”

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Anyone with any additional information about this incident is asked to call 101 quoting incident 762 of 26 June.

Key workers from across Nottinghamshire have come together following a spate of previous incidents where frontline workers have been coughed on or spat at while on the frontline of dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak.

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