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Police officers assaulted in Mansfield

October 17, 2020
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Police officers were reported to have been assaulted when a boy allegedly resisted arrest.

Two people are thought to have run away from police when officers moved to speak with them in Thoresby Street in Mansfield at around 8.30pm last night (Friday 16 October).

It is believed that they hid in a garden nearby. When they were approached by police, a boy allegedly physically assaulted officers, causing minor injuries.

A knife was and a quantity of drugs were also recovered at the scene.

A 17-year-old boy is in custody on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, possession of a knife and possession of drugs.

Inspector Simon Riley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officer assaults are totally unacceptable and we will always take appropriate action against those who commit such offences.

“We will be ensuring that the officers are supported and we will investigate this report thoroughly.

“I would ask that anyone who may have seen this incident to get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

If you have any information that could aid officers in their investigation, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 759 of 16 October.

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