Credit: Nottinghamshire Police.

An officer was left injured after being viciously headbutted while attempting to arrest a teenager.

Following a report of a separate incident in Lombard Street, Newark, last night (January 31), at around 11.50pm officers spotted a man knocking and falling over a bin.

Officers then approached a man before things turned violent and a scuffle broke out.

One officer was then spat at hitting him on the right cheek and upper torso while the other was headbutted and bitten to his thumb causing pain and discomfort.

An 18-year-old boy was arrested at the scene and remains in custody on suspicion of common assault of an emergency worker and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

Inspector Sue Wain, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Once again our officers have been subject to violence and hostility while out keeping the public safe.

“Thankfully, in this case, the officers did not suffer any serious or lasting physical injuries but even so this type of behaviour as we have stated over and over again will not be tolerated by the force.

“It is not in an officer’s job description to be beaten and assaulted when all they are doing is their duty and trying to keep the people of Nottingham safe.

“Anyone who treats our officers in this way will be dealt with and we treat any incidents like this extremely seriously.”

Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 825 of 31 January 2022 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.