Boy, 16, charged with spitting in face of police officer

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Dereham. Picture: PA Images

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with assaulting a police officer in Dereham. Picture: PA Images - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A teenager accused of assaulting a police officer by spitting in their face has been charged.

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It follows an incident on Saturday (August 17) night, when officers were called to an address in Dereham at around 10.05pm.

While in attendance, police arrested a 16-year-old boy for spitting at an officer.

The boy was later charged with assaulting an emergency worker and a s.4a public order offence, and has been bailed to appear at King's Lynn Youth Court on Friday, September 13.

Following news of the charge, Breckland police tweeted the hashtag #ProtectTheProtectors.

During what was a busy shift on Saturday night into Sunday morning, a man was also arrested for assault outside a nightclub in Dereham, six people were stop and searched, and officers investigated a complaint about loud music in Watton.