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Women charged after police officers spat at and assaulted

Two women are due in court after police officers were allegedly assaulted during separate incidents.

It’s alleged an officer was struck to the face and kicked in the shins after attending reports of a woman being abusive in a car in Priestsic Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, at around 2.15am on Sunday (12 December 2021).

A 55-year-old woman from Tibshelf, Derbyshire, has since been charged with assaulting an emergency worker in relation to the incident.

She has been released on bail and is due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 19 January 2022.

Officers were also called to a report of a disturbance at an address in Mansfield Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, at around 11.20pm on Saturday (11 December 2021).

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It’s alleged an officer was slapped on his arms while trying to resolve the situation and another officer was spat in his face.

An 18-year-old woman from Sutton-in-Ashfield, has since been charged with common assault of an emergency worker and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

She has been released on bail and is due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 19 January 2022.

Police also arrested two suspects on Friday night, in relation to separate incidents in Arnold and Sutton-in-Ashfield, after reports of officers being racially abused.

Two men, aged 47 and 27, have since been bailed in connection with those investigations while enquiries continue.

Chief Inspector Chris Sullivan, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This kind of appalling behaviour will not be tolerated in any shape or form by the force and as we have repeatedly shown we will take a robust approach whenever such behaviour is reported to us.

“Thankfully the officers weren’t seriously injured but their welfare is being looked after by the force.

“The nature of policing requires officers to handle difficult and hostile situations, however it is never acceptable to assume assaults upon police officers and staff or verbal abuse towards them while carrying out their duty should be put up with.”

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