Arrests following weekend of alleged assaults on police officers

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A woman is due in court following reports an officer was spat at in the face in Great Warley.

Chanel Fraser, 23, of Lakes Road, Birmingham, has been charged with assault by beating of an emergency worker and she is due to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday September 3.

Police were called to a disturbance outside an address in The Drive at around noon on Friday May 29. One of the officers reported she was spat at in the face while detaining a woman.

The charge follows a number of officer assault reports this weekend.

A 41-year-old man handed himself into police this morning, Sunday May 31, following reports an officer was punched after stopping a vehicle in South Riding, Basildon, yesterday.

He remains in custody on suspicion of theft and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

A 35-year-old man remains in custody following reports an officer was spat at in Craylands, Basildon, yesterday.

He remains in custody on suspicion of assault by beating of an emergency worker, criminal damage and resisting arrest

Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Nolan said: “Every officer who was assaulted this weekend continued on with their shifts.

“That doesn’t mean that officer assaults are acceptable and over the past 48 hours we’ve had people in custody following attacks on emergency responders.

“It’s time that people get the message: these assaults will not be tolerated and we will take action against you.

“Once again, our officers have shown incredible bravery and dedication to keeping Essex safe despite despicable attacks on them.”


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Mick Ferris

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