Teenage girl arrested on suspicion of assaulting three police officers

Assistant chief constable, Andy Prophet Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Assistant chief constable, Andy Prophet Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Essex Police

Police arrested a teenage girl after officers reported being assaulted in Colchester.

The 16-year-old was taken into custody on suspicion of assaulting three emergency workers and breaching the peace.

Police had been called to a domestic related disturbance in Rochdale Way, at about 4am on Sunday, following reports of shouting inside an address.

An officer reported that a girl spat in her mouth while she was being detained.

Two others reported being punched and kicked when the girl was taken into custody.

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Assistant Chief Constable Andy Prophet called assaults on officers “utterly unacceptable”, adding: “Although incidents like these are rare, clearly every single one has a huge effect on people who are simply doing their job – keeping your county safe.

“Assaults on my officers will not be tolerated and anyone doing so will be detained and kept in custody before being put before a court.”

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