Man arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer in Oakham

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A police officer needed hospital treatment for a facial injury he received while making an arrest in Oakham.

Police were called to West Road, Oakham, at 4.20pm on Wednesday last week following reports of a man causing a disturbance in the street.

When officers arrived, a man ran off. The officers followed and later arrested a man in Long Row.

During the arrest, a police officer was allegedly assaulted and attended hospital for an injury to his face. He was later discharged.

The 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and causing a public disturbance. He has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information about the incidents is being asked to contact PC 4581 Victoria Robbie on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.