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'Extremely Violent' PSNI officers 'head-butted' and 'punched in face' in Belfast assault

Police say that a patrol car was flagged down by a woman requiring assistance on the Cliftonville Road just before 3am on Tuesday, 28th December.

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(Niall Carson/PA)

(Niall Carson/PA)

(Niall Carson/PA)

PSNI officers were “headbutted” and “punched in the face” during a violent assault in north Belfast this morning.

Police say that a patrol car was flagged down by a woman requiring assistance on the Cliftonville Road just before 3am on Tuesday, 28th December.

A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of a number of offences and allegedly became extremely violent.

A spokesperson from Tennent Street Police said: “This male became extremely violent, head-butting one of our female colleagues and punching a male officer on his face - injuring both officers.

“These officers were helping a member of the community - keeping the community safe and have been injured for simply doing their job… it really isn’t acceptable.

“The male was further arrested for assaulting two police officers, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour and has been taken to our custody suite where he will be questioned about this incident.”

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