Grantham man charged after police officer sustains rib injuries
A Grantham man was arrested and charged with assaulting an emergency worker after an incident involving a police officer.
An assault on a Lincolnshire Police officer left him with injuries to his ribs as he detained an allegedly violent man in Bourne yesterday (Wednesday).
Police were on scene after receiving a report of a verbal altercation just after 11.15am.
Darren Browning, 46, of Holywell Road in Grantham, was arrested and charged with assaulting an emergency worker. He has been released on bail.
Chief Inspector Phil Vickers said: “Emergency services across Lincolnshire are committed to doing all that we can to serve the public.
“We can only effectively do our jobs if people work with us and not against us.
“With assaults on emergency workers continuing to rise, we are insisting and appealing for this type of behaviour to stop.
“Too often we see the devastating impact these assaults have on police officers and other emergency workers as they go about their duty to help those in need.
“It is important to remember that beneath any uniform is a person who has friends, family members and loved ones.
“An assault on any emergency worker is a crime, be that physical or verbal, and will not be tolerated.”