Eight officers assaulted responding to calls for service

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has condemned the “unacceptable” assaults on eight officers on Wednesday evening (June 7).

Jun 8, 2023
By Paul Jacques
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It said the assaults included an officer being punched while other officers were spat on.

The incidents happened as the officers responded to, and dealt with, calls for service in Derry/Londonderry, said the PSNI.

A number of people have been arrested in relation to these incidents on suspicion of offences including assault on police, disorderly behaviour and criminal damage.

The force said inquiries were ongoing.

“Our officers are here to help, and respond to calls every day to assist people,” said Inspector Campbell.

“Assaults on our officers are unacceptable, and must not be tolerated as simply being ‘part of the job’.”

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