Ipswich man charged after female police officer allegedly kicked in face

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

A 20-year-old man from Ipswich has been charged with allegedly kicking a female police officer in the face and biting her male colleague.

Police went to Inkerman Close in Hadleigh at around 9.40pm on Saturday after a report that a man had wandered into the back garden of a residential property.

The male was said to be laying on the ground.

The ambulance service was also alerted as the man was said to have a facial injury.

While in attendance it is alleged a female police officer was spat at and kicked in the face, and a male officer was bitten.

A towel is also said to have been damaged during the incident.

A man was taken to hospital and subsequently released before being taken to Martlesham police investigation centre for questioning.

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Laura Caulton, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said Bradley Saunders, of Peterhouse, Close, has been charged with four alleged offences.

He is accused of assaults on the two police officers, criminal damage and an assault on a member of the public.

Saunders is now due to make his first appearance on the accusations at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich on August 16.

He is currently on bail.