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Police officer assaulted by member of public who was involved in an altercation with a taxi driver

Updated: Sep 22, 2021


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An officer was allegedly hit in the face when he responded to a report of an altercation between a woman and a taxi driver in Claverdon Street, Leamington in the early hours of Sunday morning.


The 29-year-old woman from Coventry was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

While in custody she allegedly kicked another officer. She was further arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and later released under investigation while enquiries continue.


The news comes after a number of police officers were assaulted or threatened by members of the public in a matter of days.

Other incidents involved an officer who was allegedly threatened with violence as he arrested a man on suspicion of making threats to kill in Park Drive, Rugby on Sunday.


The 20-year-old man from Coventry was also arrested on suspicion of committing a public order offence and later bailed while enquiries continue.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer following violent disorder in Church Street, Nuneaton on Sunday night. A 33-year-old woman from Bedworth was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly, and assaulting an emergency worker.


A 29-year-old woman and 38 year old man were both arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker. All three suspects were later released under investigation while enquiries continue.

In a further incident on Monday 20, an officer reported being struck to the face as he carried out enquiries into 25 nuisance phone calls being made to the police control room yesterday afternoon. A 20-year-old man from Nuneaton was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance, obstructing a police officer and assaulting an emergency worker.

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