Norwich police officer punched in the face

A driver has been arrested after testing positive for drugs. Photo: Archant

A driver has been arrested after testing positive for drugs. Photo: Archant

A man has been stopped in Norwich after punching a police officer in the face.

Norwich Police took to social media to provide details about the incident which happened in the city on Sunday night (January 20).

They tweeted: 'Patrolling this fine City even with the 'supper blood wolf moon' tonight. Just helped stop a male that ran away from my Norwich North colleague after punching him in the face #ProtectTheProtectors #NESNT #PC55.'

New laws came into force in November last year which unlock harsher sentences for those who attack 999 workers - including police officers, paramedics and fire service staff.

Under the Assaults on Emergency Workers Act those who assault emergency workers now face up to 12 months in jail.


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In Norfolk, 390 police officers were assaulted in 2016/17, compared to 515 in 2017/18, a 32pc increase.

Of the 515, 383 left no injury and 132 caused injury.

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