POLICE Officers ‘Kicked On Face And Leg’ As They Tried To Help Woman

23 February, 2021 | Local

A WOMAN lying on the ground allegedly assaulted police officers who came to her aid, the third incident in three days in which Inverclyde patrols have allegedly faced attacks.

Officers were alerted to a female unconscious to the rear of Greenock Police Station at 3.30am today (Tuesday).

As they checked on her welfare, she allegedly kicked one of them on the face, causing an injury, and another to his leg.

As a result, the 27-year-old was arrested whereby she allegedly continued to be abusive and aggressive and attempted to head-butt another officer.

Area commander Chief Inspector Paul Cameron said: “This was disgraceful behaviour against officers who were simply trying to offer assistance to a member of the public who appeared to be in need of our help.

“Assaults on emergency workers will never be tolerated; being assaulted when trying to help someone is quite simply not part of the job.”

A police officer was allegedly bitten by a man he was helping to arrest on Inverkip Street, Greenock on Saturday night.

And a man allegedly tried to punch police officers on The Esplanade, also on Saturday night.

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