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Arrest after PCSO and two cops needed medical treatment after assault

Police have arrested a man after a Police Community Support Officer and two police officers were assaulted.

All three required medical assistance at a local hospital. Northumbria Police has bow launched an investigation after the PCSO required urgent assistance.

It is believed the PCSO suffered facial injuries during the incident which happened on Station Road, South Shields at 11.09am, on Thursday, June 22.

Officers attended and a 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is detained in custody.

During the incident two other officers who arrived at the scene to assist their colleague were also injured.

All three are receiving treatment at South Tyneside District General Hospital, where their injuries and are currently being assessed.

Chief Inspector Chris Grice said: “The safety of our officers and staff, and indeed the wider public, is paramount to us, and we will not tolerate any violence towards our officers.

“We are treating this as an isolated incident. Enquiries are ongoing into this assault, and anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact us with information.”

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone who was in the area and who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 394 of 22/06/17 or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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