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Four police officers injured making arrests in separate incidents over weekend

The arrests included a teenager detained for a series of alleged offences after a fight in Lurgan and a 42-year-old charged with sexual activity with a child aged between 13 and 16

Four officers sustained injuries as they responded to a number of calls over the weekend.

A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including assault on police, criminal damage and common assault after officers received a report of a fight within the vicinity of Orient Circle, Lurgan at 8pm on Saturday. He remains in custody at this time.

Two officers were struck and spat at and one received a bite to their left hand while detaining the 17-year-old.

Three men were also charged to court following separate incidents in which officers were assaulted.

A 32-year-old man was charged with assault on police following a report received at 11.10pm in the Aldervale area of Craigavon on Saturday.

A 42-year-old man was also charged with sexual activity by adult with a child between 13 and 16 years of age.

Both were due before Lisburn Magistrates Court today, (Monday).

A 32-year-old man was charged with several offences including criminal damage, assault on police and possession of a Class B controlled drug.

This was in relation to an incident in the Scarva Walk area of Banbridge at 4.30am on Sunday. He was due before Newry Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Inspector Browne said all assaults and attacks on police officers are totally unacceptable and added: “Our officers are working night and day to protect the public and the communities that they serve.

“Assaults should not be tolerated in any instance but they will not deter our officers from continuing their work every day to keep people safe.”

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