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Police officer has hat bitten during assault

Police officer has hat bitten during assault

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 3:38pm 7th August 2018.

A Devon and Cornwall Police officer has been kicked, spat at and had their hat bitten in an assault.

You can see the teeth marks left behind after the incident in Plymouth.

Officers were called to a crash involving two vehicles in the Mutley Plain area on Monday night.

A woman was taken to hospital with injuries, which are luckily not thought to be life-threatening.

A man in his thirties from the other vehicle was arrested on suspicion of being unfit through drugs.

But whilst in custody he assaulted two officers, by kicking, spitting and biting an officer's hat.

A Sergeant shared the photo and posted on Twitter: "It's not every day you come to work to then literally have your hat chewed off your head."

"Police were called at 8.52pm last night [6th August] to Mutley Plain, Plymouth, following reports of a two vehicle collision.

"Emergency services attended the scene where a woman from one of the vehicles was reported to be injured.

"She was taken to hospital with injuries described a not life-threatening.

"Localised closures and diversions were put in place at the scene.

"A man in his 30s from the other vehicle was arrested on suspicion of being unfit through drugs. He was taken to custody where he remains.

"Whilst in custody, the man has assaulted two police officers by kicking, spitting and biting an officer's hat.

"He was further arrested for the assault."

Devon and Cornwall Police

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