Police officer assaulted during a struggle with ‘violent’ man

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A police officer was assaulted in a struggle to restrain a man suspected of criminal damage in a Norfolk town.


Police were called to Fakenham at 10pm on Sunday after reports that a man in his 30s was causing criminal damage to a fence.

Several officers were dispatched to the scene and conducted a search of the area.

When they located the man he resisted arrest and assaulted an officer, leaving him with a minor hand injury.

One officer involved in the arrest posted on social media calling the suspect “violent” and said he had to be “sprayed with captor spray”. He was also “red-dotted” with a taser, which is when officers use the red dot sight to aim the taser but do not fire it.

Norfolk Constabulary confirmed the man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He has been taken to Kings Lynn where he remains for questioning.