Teenager questioned after two police officers injured in Harwich

Police officers assaulted.

Police officers assaulted. - Credit: Archant

A teenager from Harwich has been charged by police after two officers were injured in an incident in the town.

A male officer received facial injuries and a female officer bruises when they were assaulted as they went to arrest a burglary suspect at an address in Station View Road, Dovercourt.

Neither needed hospital treatment after the incident at around 2.45pm on Friday.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the assault shortly before 6pm the same day in the Victoria Street area, and has now been charged with assaulting two police officers with intent to resist arrest and one count of obstructing a police officer.

He has been remanded in police custody to appear at Colchester Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.


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Two other men have also been spoken to in connection with the original aggravated burglary, which took place in High Street, Harwich, at 11.35pm on Wednesday.

In this incident property was stolen from the home of two men, who were also assaulted.

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A 34-year-old man is currently being treated in hospital for a suspected broken ankle while a second man, an 18-year-old from Harwich, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries until Monday December 22.

The 17-year-old charged with resisting arrest has been granted bail in relation to the aggravated burglary matter.

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