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Police officer taken to A&E with possible broken nose following assault

PUBLISHED: 09:37 04 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:02 05 February 2018

King's Lynn Police at Norfolk Street. Picture: Taz Ali

King's Lynn Police at Norfolk Street. Picture: Taz Ali

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A busy Saturday night shift ended with a police officer being taken to A&E following an assault.

On their Twitter page, King’s Lynn Police said an officer may have sustained a broken nose after being assaulted during a night shift in King’s Lynn town centre.

The incident occurred outside the taxi rank on Norfolk Street where the majority of the town’s clubs and bars are located, around 4.30am.

A police spokesman said: “The officer was checked at hospital but his nose is not broken, just swollen and painful.”

One man was arrested for affray and assaulting a police constable and taken to custody following the assault.

Police condemned the act describing it on Twitter as “not acceptable”.

This follows calls for a change in legislation and proper deterrents from court to protect police officers from assaults.

Over the festive period, 17 police officers were assaulted in the line of duty.

In Norfolk, 390 officers were assaulted between April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017 - more than one officer every day of the year.

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