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Two police officers assaulted over weekend in Wrexham – Across North Wales ‘officers were punched, spat at, hit and bitten’

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Mar 19th, 2018.

Eight police officers across the north wales region were assaulted over the weekend, including two from Wrexham.

PC Thomas Hough, who covers Wrexham town, tweeted in the early hours of on Sunday morning to say that an assault had taken place on police officers, noting that they are “not here to be bitten, punched or hit at.”

It has since been confirmed that a female has been charged charged with assaulting police.

In Rossett another incident took place, which saw a male youth charged with assaulting police.

Elsewhere across North Wales a man in Rhyl was charged with assault with intent to resist arrest and the a second man charged with obstruction with intent to resist arrest.

In Abergele one man was charged with assaulting the police and another was charged with assaulting the police and resisting arrest.

Earlier today Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard said: “Unacceptably this weekend eight officers have been assaulted,

“Officers are serving the public and should not be subject to punching, spitting or biting.

“Our seven point plan to deal with assaults has been followed which includes welfare matters.

“Offenders have been charged as appropriate.”

The below picture was published by the North Wales Police Federation of a ‘leg bite’, adding: “The officers were punched, spat at, hit and bitten. Five offenders so far have been charged and will be attending Magistrates court in the near future.

“One officer, bitten on the leg required hospital treatment, tetanus and antibiotics.”

“This is totally unacceptable. An assault on police is an assault on society, and should never be viewed as just part of the job.

PC Hough also said: “Thank you for all your tweets of support and concern, we do not accept this sort of behaviour and it will not be tolerated, the officers involved are ok and unfortunately as much as we would like to plan for these events we cannot accept some people drinking to much.”

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