Humberside Police: Spat at, bitten and kicked – not in a day’s work

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Humberside Police: Spat at, bitten and kicked – not in a day’s work

11 of our officers were assaulted whilst on duty last night 23rd March

Five officers were injured whilst responding to reports of a woman behaving violently on Buckingham Street in Hull. One was slapped in the face, three were kicked and one was spat at.

Three officers sustained injuries after going to reports of a disturbance at an address in Rochester Close, Scunthorpe. The officers were arresting a man who was behaving violently when he assaulted them. One of the officers suffered a broken wrist in the exchange. The other two suffered injuries to their hands.

Two officers were assaulted whilst on duty in Grimsby after they went to the aid of a distressed woman. One of the officers suffered scratches to their head and the other was kicked in the face and chest.

A further officer was bitten whilst checking on a prisoner in custody.

Assistant Chief Constable Scott Young said: “Our officers put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect innocent people and help make our communities safer and stronger.

“Nobody comes to work to be assaulted and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable. We are supporting those staff involved in these incidents and will take action against anyone who attacks our officers.” 

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