Credit: Nottinghamshire Police.

Two police officers suffered bites whilst arresting an 18-year-old man in Aspley in a shocking incident.

Officers were called to an address in Harwill Crescent, Aspley, shortly after 2:30am on Monday 24 January following reports of a disturbance.

As they attempted to carry out the arrest, a struggle ensued during which a female police officer was bitten on the arm and her male colleague was bitten on the leg.

Another officer was assaulted as the suspect was led away to a waiting police van.

Riley Marriott, 18, of Harwill Crescent, has been charged with three counts of assaulting an emergency worker and one count of criminal damage.

He has been bailed to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 15 February.

Sergeant James Rimmington, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Our officers go to work every day with one simple goal in mind – to keep other people safe from harm. They simply don’t deserve to be abused and assaulted as they carry out their duties.

“Nottinghamshire Police treats all assaults against its officers with the utmost seriousness and will always take robust action against anyone suspected of carrying them out.”