Woman arrested after Norfolk policeman kicked in the ‘gentleman’s area’
PUBLISHED: 13:16 12 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:08 12 April 2017
A Norfolk police officer was assaulted by two different women in separate incidents within about 24 hours of each other.
Constable Dan Taylor, the beat manager for Norwich West, had a woman who he believed was “Hep-C contagious” beat her nails into his hand, and she tried punching him.
This incident happened on Monday evening in Clover Hill Road, Bowthorpe.
And the following night, after an incident near the Eagle pub in Newmarket Road, another woman kicked him in the ‘“gentleman’s area’” and leg.
She had first assaulted a member of the public and damaged a front door. Police were called in and she kicked a female officer and push a male officer.
After she was restrained and taken to police headquarters at Wymondham, she kicked PC Taylor in the groin.
PC Taylor said the woman from Monday’s assault had been charged with “use threatening / abusive words / behaviour or disorderly likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress from 10/04/2017” and “obstruct / resist a constable in execution or duty from 10/042017”.
He posted on Twitter about the woman’s aggressive behaviour.
And the following evening, PC Taylor posted about the second assault, saying: “Just been assaulted .. again by being kicked by a female in the ‘gentleman’s area’ and leg. She’s been arrested for assault Police x3.”
The woman from the Newmarket Road incident was charged with three counts of assaulting a police officer, one of criminal damage and another of common assault.
Assaults on the force ‘intolerable’
Lorne Green, Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner, earlier this year spoke out against assaults on police officers, branding them “intolerable”.
Mr Green said: “An assault on the police is an assault on the community, because we rely on the police to keep our community safe. It can’t be tolerated.
“If our police are to protect us we owe it to them to do what we can to protect them from this kind of cowardly attack.”
Assaults on police officers and staff in the county have risen from 73 in 2011/12 to 475 in 2015/16.
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