Police officer hit over head with bottle and bitten during assault in Ipswich’s Portman Road
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A man was arrested on suspicion of GBH last night after a police officer was hit over the head with a bottle and bitten by a member of the public while on duty in Ipswich town centre.
The incident happened in Portman Road, near St Matthew’s Church, at around 8.35pm and prompted a massive emergency response, with several police cars attending.
A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “The PC [police constable] was hit over the head with a bottle, the bottle smashed and he was bitten as well.”
The instrument used appeared to be a Prosecco bottle, the spokesman said.
A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of GBH.
A witness described seeing a man on the ground in handcuffs and said around 10 police cars were in attendance.
Two ambulances were sent to the scene and a spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service said two men sustained head injuries.
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Both men were taken to hospital for further care and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, the spokesman said.
A cordon was put up while officers carried out investigation work.