Drunken man kicks police officer on the leg during assault
PUBLISHED: 08:39 05 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:39 05 May 2018
A drunken man being abusive towards paramedics and police kicked an officer on the leg while being arrested.
King’s Lynn Police Tweeted shortly after midnight on Saturday (May 5) that the man in Loke Road, King’s Lynn, “was being very abusive towards Ambulance staff and Police officers” during that evening.
They said one officer was assaulted “by being kicked on the leg on Loke Road during an arrest for drunk and disorderly”.
It is the latest incident in a series of attacks on police, with more than 500 assaults on officers in the past year.
Between April 2017 and March 2018 515 assaults on police were recorded, including 113 of actual bodily harm and 19 of grievous bodily harm. While 383 were assaults which left no injury, it was a rise on 390 assaults between April 2016 and March 2017.
Norfolk chief constable Simon Bailey has described any attack as “unacceptable”, adding: “In the worst cases officers can end up retiring because they can’t physically do the job any longer or have been traumatised to the point where mentally they do not feel they can go on.
“It can have a really significant impact on the officers and the organisation.”
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