Halloween weekend sees Warwickshire officers spat at, bitten and headbutted - The Leamington Observer

Halloween weekend sees Warwickshire officers spat at, bitten and headbutted

BITING, spitting and headbutting were among abuse experienced by Warwickshire police officers over the weekend.

An officer was allegedly headbutted and another bitten as they tried to detain a man in Rugby on Saturday night (October 30). The 30-year-old from Rugby was arrested on suspicion of assaulting emergency workers and later bailed while enquiries continue.

Meanwhile custody staff at Nuneaton Police Station were allegedly spat at and racially abused after a woman was arrested on suspicion of committing an assault in Rugby in the early hours of Sunday.

The 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault, assaulting an emergency worker and committing a racially aggravated public order offence. She was later bailed while enquiries continue.




And officers investigating a disturbance in Kenilworth were allegedly headbutted, kicked and punched in Finham Road on Sunday evening.

Chris Rennie, 39, of no fixed abode, was later charged with assault with intent to resist arrest, common assault and criminal damage. He will appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court today.


Another man was arrested on Sunday night in Leamington after two officers were allegedly bitten and spat at after responding to a report of violent disorder in Court Street.

Christopher Belcher, 29, of Gainford Grove, Hull was later charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, criminal damage, using threatening words to cause fear of violence and possession of cannabis. He will appear at Coventry Magistrates’ Court today.

Two officers allegedly experienced racial abuse after accompanying a man to Warwick Hospital on Sunday night.

The 29-year-old man from Leamington was arrested on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated public order offence. He was later released under investigation while enquiries continue.

And an officer was allegedly shoulder barged against a wall by a prisoner in Leamington custody block yesterday (Monday).

The woman had been arrested earlier that day on suspicion of harassment. She was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and later bailed while enquiries continue.

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