Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Two police officers assaulted during arrest

Two police officers were assaulted while carrying out an arrest.

The officers responded to an altercation today (May 27) on Eastern Avenue, George Town, between a man and a woman who are known to each other.

After speaking with both parties regarding the incident, officers informed the 19-year-old George Town man that he was under arrest on suspicion of assault, insulting the modesty of a woman, causing fear of provocation of violence and theft.

The man became verbally and physically aggressive towards the officers and resisted arrest, damaging a watch that one of the officers were wearing and caused injury to both officers.

He was eventually subdued and taken into custody and further arrested on suspicion of resisting arrested, damage to property and assaulting police.

The officers were treated for non-life-threatening-injuries and later released from the hospital.

The man is currently in police custody and an investigation is on-going.

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