Police officers injured breaking up a Wisbech pub brawl
PUBLISHED: 14:36 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:36 15 October 2018
Two police officers were injured, including one hit over the head with a glass, breaking up a brawl in a Wisbech pub.
The fight broke out at The Angel at about 1.15am on Sunday 14.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We were called to an incident at The Angel pub in Alexandra Road, Wisbech, at about 1.15am. There had been an assault in the pub and a man was injured.
“While officers were dealing with the incident, two were assaulted, leaving them with minor injuries.
“A 35-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested on suspicion of assault and later released without charge.
“A 36-year-old man from Wisbech was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and has been released on bail until October 25.
“The injured man did not want to receive treatment.”
Violence against police is being labelled a growing problem across the country.
A spokesman for Fencops on Twitter said: “Officer assaults are unacceptable. There are no excuses.
“I have heard in my first two weeks of exceptional work being done and I will do all I can to support my officers and staff.”
Liz Groom, chair of Cambridgeshire Police Federation, and an officer for 22 years, said: “Hearing this morning of a FenCops officer hit on the head with a glass after a serious disorder and he and others being surrounded.
“Their actions sound commendable and brave. Violence on officers is increasing.
“A Peterborough officer was bitten last week. Not acceptable.”
Alan Baldwin, deputy chief constable, said: “The Chief is contacting the officers assaulted this morning.
“I contacted others who were injured on Friday. We are reviewing incidents and will take robust action.
“Totally unacceptable any Cambridgeshire cops are assaulted keeping the public safe. A uk-wide public policing issue.”