Man to appear in court charged with assaulting police officers in Bury St Edmunds

Magistrates court in Ipswich. File picture: GREGG BROWN

Magistrates court in Ipswich. File picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A 22-year-old man will appear in court today after two police officers were assaulted in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Officers were called at around 1.20am on Thursday, August 10, after receiving reports a man in his 20s had been assaulted outside a licenced premises in St Andrews Street South.

Officers arrived and identified a male suspect who assaulted the two officers as he resisted arrest.

The officers suffered cuts and bruises during the assault.

A taser was used by police and the suspect taken to hospital as a precaution.

He was later arrested and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Kurtiss Jenkins, of no fixed abode, Bury, will appear at Ipswich Magistrates Court today charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer in the execution of duty, two counts of assault by beating, two counts of criminal damage and possession of cannabis.

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