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WATCH: Four Norfolk police officers sit on man during dramatic arrest

PUBLISHED: 18:54 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:24 17 October 2018

Great Yarmouth Police arrest a man in Regent Road, Great Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth Police arrest a man in Regent Road, Great Yarmouth.

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Four police officers were forced to sit on a man to get him under control during a dramatic arrest in Great Yarmouth.

The officers wrestled with the man outside Poundstretcher in Regent Road at around 5.30pm.

The officers resorted to sitting on the man to keep him under control, as he struggled and screamed out to be freed.

The man’s head was covered in blood. Great Yarmouth Police said on Twitter the man had attempted to head butt officers, but instead head butted the floor.

The incident drew a large crowd of onlookers before the man was finally taken away in a riot van at around 5.40pm.

Great Yarmouth Police arrest a man in Regent Road, Great Yarmouth.Great Yarmouth Police arrest a man in Regent Road, Great Yarmouth.

Superintendent Roger Wiltshire, of Great Yarmouth Police, said officers were notified after the man had been caught shoplifting at Poundstretcher.

“Police officers were notified that security officers were dealing with a violent man at Poundstretcher.

“When officers arrived, the man attempted to assault an officer and was restrained.

“He has now been arrested and taken into custody,” he said.

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