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Officers ‘kicked and spat at’ while making arrest in Arnold on New Year’s Day


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Police are renewing calls for ‘unacceptable’ assaults to stop after officers were attacked while trying to make an arrest on New Year’s Day in Arnold.

A report of a disturbance in Furlong Street during the early hours resulted in an officer being kicked to his arm and a colleague being spat at.

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place and common assault of an emergency worker.

Police say none of the officers involved in these incidents were seriously injured and their welfare is being looked after by the force.

Police patrols in Arnold
Police on patrol in Arnold

Inspector Sue Wain, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Assaults on frontline emergency service workers who work tirelessly to serve and protect the public when they are most in need are totally unacceptable. 

“This is not just part of the job and any assault on police officers – physical or verbal – will be dealt with accordingly.

“These officers had been attending incidents in order to prevent and detect crimes and keep people safe – only to be met with hostility as they carried out their vital duties.

“All key workers including police and fellow blue light staff have the right to go about their duties without being assaulted. The force and our partners have made it clear this type of disgusting behaviour won’t be tolerated.”

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