Police under attack in Sutton street incident

Police officers were assaulted in three separate incidents in Nottinghamshire last night – including one on a Sutton street.

Sunday, 26th July 2020, 4:26 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th July 2020, 4:26 pm

They were called to incidents in Sutton, Newark and Langold on Saturday, July 25, with officers either physically assaulted or coughed and spat at during each incident.

In the Sutton incident, on Aspley Road, one officer suffered injuries to their face when a man was believed to resist arrest by pulling her to the ground, resulting in an arrest.

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Police officers were assaulted in Sutton.

Nottinghamshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper said: "Any attack on anyone should never be tolerated but to attack officers or other key workers in the line of duty is particularly appalling.

"Thankfully in these cases last night there appears to be no serious injuries but there could easily have been and I find it disgraceful that people would think it is acceptable to assault those who are here to protect them.

"It is unusual to have this many attacks on our officers in one night, but sadly not unusual for our officers to come under attack in this way.

"We are investigating all the incidents and we will be seeking charges for those who deliberately hurt our officers.

"I would also like to thank those courageous members of our force who put their own lives in danger in this way in order to apprehend those intent on committing crimes like this."

At Langold, six officers were attacked after a pub fight and in Newark a man allegedly coughed in the face of an officer after claiming to have tested positive for coronavirus.

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