Police under attack during pub brawl near Worksop

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Six police officers were assaulted after they were called to a pub brawl near Worksop last night.

They had attended a report of a fight at pub in Doncaster Road, Langold, at about 1am this morning (Sunday, July 26).

When police tried to bring the disturbance to a safe conclusion, six officers were physically assaulted and two police cars were damaged.

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Six police officers were attacked in Langold.Six police officers were attacked in Langold.
Six police officers were attacked in Langold.

The officers suffered minor injuries in the incident and two men were arrested on suspicion of multiple offences, a spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said.

There were also further attacks last night on officers in separate incidents at Sutton-in-Ashfield and Newark.

Earlier this year, the force and other key workers including doctors, nurses, fire crews, teachers and ambulance staff released a joint video condemning such violence and attacks on those carrying out their duties.

This was prompted by a number of offences where people were deliberately spitting and coughing on key workers claiming to have coronavirus - right at the height of the pandemic.

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A number of people have now been jailed following these attacks.

Nottinghamshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper said: "Any attack on anyone should never be tolerated but to attack officers or other key workers in the line of duty is particularly appalling.

"Thankfully in these cases last night there appears to be no serious injuries but there could easily have been and I find it disgraceful that people would think it is acceptable to assault those who are here to protect them.

"It is unusual to have this many attacks on our officers in one night, but sadly not unusual for our officers to come under attack in this way.

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"We are investigating all the incidents and we will be seeking charges for those who deliberately hurt our officers.

"I would also like to thank those courageous members of our force who put their own lives in danger in this way in order to apprehend those intent on committing crimes like this.

"They are all being supported and will make full recoveries."

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