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Monday, 21 June 2021

Police officers allegedly kicked and threatened with stabbing in Forest Rec incident

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A woman allegedly threatened to stab a community protection officer before assaulting three police officers who quickly restrained and arrested her.

Officers arrived at the Forest Recreation Ground car park, Forest Fields, at around 2pm yesterday (Wednesday 9 June 2021) after the community protection officer had called for assistance.

A suspect was located and detained. She was allegedly being abusive and threatening and kicked two of the officers to the leg.

It was reported the woman also kicked a third officer to the leg while being taken to the police van.

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None of the officers were seriously injured.

A 20-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating of an emergency worker and using threatening or abusive words or behaviour.

Inspector Mark Stanley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It’s completely unacceptable for police officers and fellow emergency workers to be assaulted as they carry out their duties.

“Our officers put themselves in harm’s way every day to keep the public safe from harm and should simply not have to face this kind of violence and abuse. This type of behaviour will not be tolerated and will always be treated with the utmost seriousness by Nottinghamshire Police.”

Councillor Neghat Khan, Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for neighbourhoods, safety and inclusion, said: “Our community protection officer was carrying out his lawful duties when we understand a woman threatened to stab him.

“Our staff should be able to carry out their duties without threat of violence or other abusive behaviour and we will seek to take action against anyone who does so.”