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Police officer ‘violently bitten’ during Clifton incident

An officer has had to seek medical attention after being violently assaulted and bitten.

Officers were called to Southchurch Drive, Clifton, at around 10.50pm, last night (21 January) after receiving reports of a separate incident.

Investigations led officers to an address in Holgate, Clifton Village, where they attempted to arrest a man and were met with hostility and violence.

As they attempted the arrest a can and a ladder were thrown at them before one officer was bitten on the hand breaking two layers of skin and the other officer kicked to the face causing discomfort.

Both officers are not thought to have sustained any lasting injuries.

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A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm, assault an emergency worker, actual bodily harm, driving while disqualified and possession of a bladed article.

He remains in custody as enquiries continue.

Detective Sergeant Charlotte Henson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a violent assault on our officers which left one officer needing to seek medical attention for the bite to his hand.

“Thankfully neither officer was seriously injured but this kind of assault on officers going about their job trying to protect the public is completely unacceptable.

“All key workers including the police and fellow blue light staff have the right to go about their duties without being assaulted and we have made this clear time and time again that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

“It is not part of the job and any assault on police officers physical or verbal – will be dealt with accordingly.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any CCTV footage is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 801, of 21 January 2022.

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