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Two police officers punched and ‘repeatedly assaulted’ in Nottingham

A 31-year-old man has appeared in court after two frontline police officers were attacked in the line of duty.

The response officers responded to a report of a man who had allegedly been assaulted during an incident in Brook Close, Bulwell, at around 4:30 pm on Saturday (27 May 2023).

Both officers were punched to the floor and then repeatedly assaulted while on the ground after they had engaged with a suspect.

A man was arrested after one of the officers deployed his Taser.

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The officers suffered serious injuries, including cuts to their faces and heads, which needed medical treatment. Their welfare is being looked after.

A 31-year-old man from Bulwell was subsequently charged with two counts of wounding with intent and further counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault by beating.

He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (29 May 2023) where he was remanded in custody. he will next appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 26 June 2023.

Detective Constable Ben Grayson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “These were shocking acts of violence against our officers as they carried out their duties.

“We will not tolerate assaults on police officers and other frontline emergency workers.

"They should not have to suffer violence at any time and, as we’ve repeatedly made clear, anyone who commits offences of this nature can expect to be dealt with swiftly and robustly.”

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