A Lincolnshire Police sergeant was allegedly bitten and kicked by two people in Grantham over the weekend.
Sergeant Dan McCormack was assaulted whilst dealing with the same public order incident in Grantham Market Place, which was reported to police at 3am on Sunday, January 5.
He was kicked twice to the ribs by one and bitten twice on the arm by the other. An 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were both arrested and released on bail.
PAVA spray was deployed and McCormack said “thankfully the bite didn’t break the skin”. He later thanked everyone for their support saying there was “no lasting damage”.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said incident 31 of January 5 referred to a report of an assault on a police officer where there was an minor injury.
Tonight I was assaulted twice by two different people whilst dealing with the same public order incident in Grantham. 2 kicks to the ribs by 1 and bitten twice on the arm by the other. Both in custody. PAVA deployed. Thankfully the bite didn’t break the skin #Policing #Assault
— Sgt Dan McCormack (@LincsRuralCop) January 5, 2020
Deputy Chief Constable Jason Harwin was among the people to reply to sergeant McCormack’s Twitter post saying: “Sorry you’ve been assaulted. Hope you are ok. I will DM you.”