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Boy arrested after Newark police officer punched in face when attending domestic disturbance on Clarke Avenue




A police officer was punched in the face after attending a report of a domestic disturbance in Newark.

Police were called to the incident in Clarke Avenue at around 11pm on Wednesday (June 2).

When the officer arrived, it was established no crime had been committed, however, a boy is then alleged to have punched the officer in the face and causing a minor injury.

Clarke Avenue, Newark. Picture: Google (47869288)
Clarke Avenue, Newark. Picture: Google (47869288)

A 17-year-old boy was then arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker in connection with the incident.

Detective Superintendent Kev Broadhead, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Emergency worker assaults are totally unacceptable and we will always thoroughly investigate reports of such incidents.

“Officers pull on their uniforms and head out on patrol every day with the same objective in mind — to protect the public from harm and return home in the same condition.

“They simply do not deserve to be assaulted and abused during the course of their duties.

“We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour against any emergency service workers and the officer in this case will be fully supported.”

The boy has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.



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