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Suspect arrested following crash and police assault

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Suspect arrested following crash and police assault

A man has been arrested after a car reportedly crashed into a barrier and an officer was punched.

Responding cops were made aware of a collision in which a car allegedly hit a central reservation shortly after 5pm, on Wednesday (23 November).

Further inquiries then led the officers to Gin Close Way, in Awsworth, where a suspect was found standing next to a vehicle.

Things took an unexpected turn for officers as a man then became agitated – pushing and punching one of the cops and trapping one of their hands in an attempt to avoid arrest.

With the situation under control and following a search, a weapon was then recovered.

A man, aged 53, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.

Sergeant Paul Crofts, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our investigations into these incidents remain ongoing.

“Thankfully no one was injured in the collision and the officer received no serious or lasting damage as a result, but as we often reiterate, being assaulted will never be tolerated and we will always endeavour to take robust action.

“Our officers put on their uniform each day in order to protect the public and keep communities safe – being assaulted is not and never will be part of their job description.

“Anyone who we believe to be over the prescribed alcohol or drug limit and behind the wheel of a vehicle can expect to be pulled over and spoken with because we know all too well the devastating consequences that can occur due to over the limit drivers.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 558 of 23 November 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Sherwood Lodge, Arnold
NG5 8PP Nottinghamshire,
United Kingdom