Man arrested after two officers kicked in Belfast
A man has been arrested after an officer was kicked to the face in Belfast on Thursday (August 24).
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said another officer was also kicked during the incident.
The PSNI said it had received a report of anti-social behaviour in the Royal Avenue area shortly before 2.45pm where a man was being abusive to members of the public.
“Officers attended and arrested the man, aged 35, on suspicion of disorderly behaviour and criminal damage,” said Inspector McCann.
“While he was being arrested he kicked an officer to the face and kicked a second officer.
“The man was then further arrested on suspicion of resisting police and assault on police. He remains in police custody at this time.”
He added: “Our officers are here to help, and respond to calls every day assisting people. Assaults on our officers are unacceptable, and must not be tolerated as simply being ‘part of the job’.”
The PSNI said inquiries were ongoing in relation to this incident and is urging anyone with information who could help its investigation, or who has mobile or CCTV footage of what happened, to contact police.