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  • Writer's pictureLove Ballymena

Female police office head-butted and male officer punched in face after stopping to help

Two police officers have been injured when they were assaulted in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 28 December, in north Belfast.

The patrol was travelling on the Cliftonville Road just before 3am when it was flagged down by a woman who needed assistance.

A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said:

“As a result of what she reported to us, we arrested a male on suspicion of a number of offences.

“This male became extremely violent, head butting one of our female colleagues and punching a male officer on his face - injuring both officers.

“These officers were helping a member of the community - keeping the community safe and have been injured for simply doing their job… it really isn’t acceptable.

“The male was further arrested for assaulting two Police officers, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour and has been taken to our custody suite where he will be questioned about this incident.”


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