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West Bridgford: Customers and police officer assaulted at McDonald’s incident

A man has appeared in court after a police officer was assaulted while attending a disturbance at a West Bridgford fast food restaurant.

Officers were called to McDonald’s, in Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, around 4.15am on Tuesday (16 April) after reports customers using the venue were being assaulted and threatened in the car park.

They found the restaurant had been damaged with items strewn across the floor and a man had got behind the counter.

A till was then thrown at police, landing at the feet of one officer.

A further officer was subjected to racist abuse a short time later at the custody suite.

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A 31-year-old man, of no fixed abode, has been charged with assault of an emergency worker, affray, common assault, assault by beating, two counts of criminal damage, burglary, racially aggravated harassment and failing to provide a specimen.

He appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (17 April) and was remanded in custody until his next appearance on 15 May at Nottingham Crown Court.

Inspector Tim Cuthbert, district commander for Rushcliffe, said:

“We know incidents of this nature can be frightening experiences for employees and members of the public so treat them with the utmost seriousness.

“Any assault on any emergency worker will also never be tolerated and I’m pleased our investigations have led to a suspect being placed before the courts at the earliest opportunity.”

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