Sutton woman arrested after coughing in police officer’s face and shouting ‘Covid’

A Sutton woman has been arrested after she coughed in a police officer’s face shouting ‘Covid’.

Sunday, 10th January 2021, 3:10 pm

A police officer was assaulted while attending a report of a disturbance at an address in Barker Avenue, Skegby, at around 10pm on Friday.

While dealing with the incident it's alleged a woman coughed in her face and said 'covid' before she was arrested.

The officer is being supported by the force.

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Woman arrested after assaulting police officer

Donna Smith, 41, of Barnes Crescent, Sutton-in-Ashfield, is charged with assaulting an emergency worker. She has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

In a separate incident, an officer was knocked unconscious, suffering head injuries, while trying to arrest a suspect following a suspected theft of an electric mobility scooter in Arnold .

The officer was taken to hospital where he regained consciousness and had his head injury glued before being discharged. He is being supported by the force and his welfare is being looked after.

Craig Fallon, 36, of no fixed address, has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and shop theft. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court on Monday, January 11.

Assistant Chief Constable Gerard Milano, of Nottinghamshire Police, said "I am angry and frustrated by the fact that two of my colleagues have been assaulted in separate incidents in Nottinghamshire over the past few days.

"Police officers and other emergency services workers are out there in these challenging times putting themselves at risk to keep our communities safe and deserve our utmost respect rather than being met with violence."