A 31-year-old man from Shanklin has been arrested after a number of Police officers were assaulted during an incident in Ryde yesterday evening (Saturday).
Officers responded to School Street, Oakfield at just before 18:00 following reports of a disturbance at a residential address.
Island Echo understands that whilst dealing with the incident a female officer suffered a suspected broken nose, whilst a second male officer is said to have sustained a bite to the hand. A third officer was also assaulted.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has told Island Echo:
“We were called at a disturbance at an address in School Street, Ryde, just before 6pm yesterday (April 4).
“Officers attended and a 31-year-old man from Shanklin was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and three counts of assaulting a constable in the execution of their duty.
“He remains in custody”.
UPDATE @ 17:55 – 31-year-old Robert Church has been charged with 4 offences. He has been remanded in custody to appear before the court tomorrow. Read more at https://www.islandecho.co.uk/shanklin-man-charged-with-injuring-3-police-officers-in-ryde/.