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Arrest after officer’s ear bitten and police car tyres slashed

Police have arrested a man after an officer’s ear was bitten following a domestic incident.

Officers were called to a disturbance at an address in Haverhill Crescent, Top Valley, at around after 10pm on Monday, February 7.

Police agreed to take a man away from the address to a separate location in Hucknall.

After they arrived in Hucknall an officer arrested the man who was alleged to have been spitting in the back of the police van.

A spokesperson for the police said the suspect was allegedly being aggressive. An officer’s ear was bitten during a struggle. The officer’s welfare is being looked after by the force, the spokesperson added.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Detective Sergeant Dave Prest, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Assaults on police officers and fellow emergency workers are totally unacceptable.

“Emergency service workers work tirelessly every day to keep the public safe and they have the right to go about their duties without being assaulted. This is not just part of the job.

“As the force has repeatedly shown, this type of disgusting behaviour won’t be tolerated and robust action will be taken against anyone who engages in such appalling behaviour.

“It is also totally unacceptable and irresponsible that someone should deliberately damage our police vehicles. It could have prevented officers from responding to an emergency call and potentially saving someone’s life or detaining a suspect.”

Following enquiries he was further arrested on suspicion of criminal damage in relation to police cars having their tyres deliberately slashed in Nottingham Road, Daybrook, during the early hours of Thursday, February 3.

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