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Woman charged after four police officers assaulted

A woman has been charged and a man arrested after four police officers were allegedly assaulted.

An off-duty officer reportedly suffered a broken nose and three cops were also injured in separate incidents a few hours apart.

Police responded to reports that a fight was taking place in Perry Road, Sherwood, at around 6.50pm on Wednesday (23 March 2022).

After approaching a woman understood to be involved in the incident, the suspect reportedly started swearing at officers and was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Joanne Parrish, 34, reportedly kicked an officer in the leg while being arrested, before then allegedly assaulting two further officers after being placed in custody.

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Parrish, of Oxengate, Arnold, has been charged with three counts of assault on an emergency worker and for being drunk and disorderly.

She has been released on bail.

Police were also called to reports that an off-duty officer had been assaulted in a bar at around 2.55am on Thursday (24 March 2022).

The off-duty officer suffered a broken nose during the incident, which reportedly took place in MOJO bar, Thurland Street, Nottingham city centre.

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He remains in custody.

Sergeant Sue Farren, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “After receiving reports that a fight was taking place, police attended the scene and arrested a woman on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

“Three of our officers were then reportedly assaulted while bringing her into custody.

“Police were also then called to a separate incident a few hours later, where an off-duty officer was allegedly assaulted.

“It has been said before, but acts of violence against emergency service workers are completely unacceptable and are not simply just part of the job.

“We’d ask that anyone who has any information about both of these incidents that could assist our enquiries contacts us immediately.”

Anyone with any information about the incident in Perry Road, Sherwood, should call 101, quoting incident number 704 of 23 March 2022.

Alternatively, anyone with information about the incident in Thurland Street should call 101, quoting incident number 47 of 24 March 2022.

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