Appeal for witnesses after officers assaulted in city centre

Issued on 11/7/18 at 3:33 p.m.

Incident number: 395 of 10 July

Members of the public who may have witnessed an incident in Leicester city centre whereby two officers were assaulted are being asked to contact police.

It happened in St Peter’s Lane shortly before 2pm yesterday (Tuesday 10 July). Two officers came across a car without a valid MOT or insurance. Two men approached the officers and the incident took place. The officers were not seriously injured.

A 34-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police constable and resisting arrest. A 69-year-old man, also from Leicester, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police constable. Both men have since been released under investigation.

PC Rob Mitchell, the investigating officer – who was not involved in the incident - said: “It happened in the city centre in broad daylight. I believe there were a number of people in St Peter’s Lane who saw this offence happen and may have filmed it on their mobile phones.

“If you were one of those people, I’d like to speak to you as part of my investigation.”

PC 974 Mitchell can be contacted on 101, quoting incident 395 of 10 July.

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