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Man (22) arrested after police officer headbutted in Newry

A 22-year-old man has been arrested after a police officer was headbutted in the Newry on Tuesday night.

Inspector McCormick said: “While responding to a domestic related report, one of our local officers was headbutted to the head, which caused swelling and bruising.

“The officer was seen by medical staff and, thankfully, her injuries were not more serious and she felt well enough to remain on duty.

“The man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including assault on police and resisting police. He remains in police custody at this time.

“This incident, again, highlights our message that all assaults on police officers and staff are unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.”

The incident comes just two days after police revealed that over the last five years, eight police officers per day on average were assaulted while on duty.

Read more: Newry police officer still dealing with impact of head-butt assault in December

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