Policeman taken to hospital after he was assaulted at north Norwich pub

The Prince of Denmark pub on Sprowston road, Norwich.; Photo by Simon Finlay

The Prince of Denmark pub on Sprowston road, Norwich.; Photo by Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant

Witnesses are being urged to come forward after a policeman was assaulted during an incident yesterday at a north Norwich pub.

It happened between 3.30pm and 3.50pm outside the Prince of Denmark pub on Sprowston Road, where officers were attending reports of a disturbance.

Police arrived on scene and a PC was injured while he was making an arrest. The officer attended the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where an x-ray revealed a suspected fracture in his left wrist.

The officer has now been placed on restricted duties while he recovers from his injury.

A 35-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on bail until December 21 while enquiries continue.


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A second man was arrested at the scene in connection with a separate incident of assault which is alleged to have taken place inside the pub prior to police arriving. The man, aged 49, was further arrested for drink driving and also released on bail until December 21 while enquiries continue.

Investigating officer, PC Dave Thomas, said: 'We know from statements already taken that there were a number of people in the car park at the time the officer was assaulted, some even reportedly filming the incident with their phones. I'm keen to speak to these people and obtain any footage which could be used to assist the investigation.'

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• Anyone with information should contact PC Thomas at Wymondham Police Investigation Centre on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.

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