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Halstead man charged with head-butting a police officer

PUBLISHED: 10:41 21 June 2018 | UPDATED: 10:41 21 June 2018

A man has eben charged with head-butting a police officer in Halsted (stock image) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A man has eben charged with head-butting a police officer in Halsted (stock image) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


A man has been charged with head-butting a police officer following an incident in Halstead.

James Parkes, 51, of Cutting Drive, has been charged with assaulting a police officer and three counts of using threatening and abusive behaviour.

He is due to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 17,

A spokesman for Essex Police said that the East of England Ambulance Service had been called to Cutting Drive at around 11pm on Saturday, June 16, after receiving reports that a woman was suffering breathing difficulties.

Officers had attended the incident following reports a man had become abusive to ambulance staff when they arrived at the scene.

The spokesman said that the police officer was uninjured as a result of the alleged assault,

He said: “We attended and an officer reported that the man head-butted him, causing no injury.”

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