A female police officer had to go to hospital after she was assaulted in Newton Aycliffe.
As reported by Aycliffe Neighbourhood Inspector Mark Edwards in his blog on Aycliffe Today, the PC was attending an unrelated incident at McColls, Oakfield, when she was assaulted by a male close to that location at around 7.45pm on Sunday (10th January).
The officer was subjected to verbal abuse before the thug exposed his backside then spat at her.
“As a result the officer in question is currently receiving medical treatment at hospital,” said Inspector Edwards.
A 25-year-old local male was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and was today (Monday) in police custody.
Edwards added: “Taking away the fact that this involved a Police Officer – this assault was an unprovoked despicable cowardly act committed by an individual of similar description.
“We are appealing for anyone who has any information, or who witnessed the incident to come forward – privately if desired (treat in confidence), and help us advance the investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call the police on 101.