Six instances of Warwickshire police officers being abused in one weekend - The Rugby Observer

Six instances of Warwickshire police officers being abused in one weekend

Rugby Editorial 10th Jun, 2024   0

POLICE reported being spat at, kicked, pushed, abused, threatened, and bitten as they responded to incidents across Warwickshire over the weekend.

A 38-year-old woman from Leamington is alleged to have spat at officers who attempted to arrest her. She was detained in the early hours of Friday morning (June 7) in Prince’s Street, Leamington as she fitted the description of someone who had caused damage to a shop front. She was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and criminal damage. She was later bailed while enquiries continue.

A 59-year-old woman from Cubbington is reported to have kicked and pushed officers as they attempted to arrest a man at a house in Coventry Road, Cubbington in the early hours of Saturday morning (June 8). She was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and assisting an offender. She has been bailed while enquiries continue.

On Saturday afternoon, a 19-year-old woman from Rugby allegedly kicked an officer when he responded to a report of a disturbance at a house in the town. She was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and assault. She has been bailed while enquiries continue.




A 35-year-old man from Nuneaton allegedly abused and threatened officers while he was in custody at Nuneaton Justice Centre on Saturday afternoon. He was later charged with using threatening and abusive language to cause harassment, alarm, or distress. He will appear at Warwickshire Magistrates’ Court on June 26.

A 53-year-old man from Leamington is alleged to have spat at a special constable after he had been arrested in connection with an assault at a house in Warwick on Saturday afternoon. He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and assault. He was later bailed while enquiries continue.


And in the early hours of Monday morning (June 10), a 38-year-old woman from Tiddington is reported to have bitten a police officer after being arrested on suspicion of drink driving and driving without insurance.

She was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer. She remains in custody currently.

Superintendent Steve Davies said: “The level of violence and abuse officers were subjected to over the weekend was truly shocking.

“We will have additional officers on duty to help keep people safe over the Euros so it seems timely to warn people that we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour. Police officers have the same right as everyone else to go about their job without being subjected to violence and abuse. Where this happens, we will take action.”

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