Skegness
September 2, 2020 4.45 pm

Ten Lincolnshire Police officers assaulted over Bank Holiday weekend

Including a police car rammed into by another

Ten Lincolnshire Police officers were injured during assaults over the Bank Holiday weekend, including two who were in a patrol car rammed off the road in Skegness.

A further six officers suffered minor injuries in other incidents over the Bank Holiday, including one with a suspected broken arm. Two other officers were assaulted but uninjured.

Superintendent Paul Timmins said later that day that the officers were at home recovering from their injuries.

The two officers in the police car in Skegness suffered whiplash and minor injuries after attending a burglary at Roach Farm Park overnight on Bank Holiday Monday, which was reported at 3.30am on September 1.

They were travelling to the location in a police car, which was rammed by another vehicle. Police believe this vehicle may be linked to the burglary.

The officers had to be cut from the wreckage of the car, which was badly damaged and in pieces.

No arrests have been made yet, but police are investigating the incidents.

Superintendent Paul Timmins of Lincolnshire Police. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Superintendent Paul Timmins told the BBC that four officers required hospital treatment after being attacked over the Bank Holiday weekend.

He said: “No officer, nobody should be subjected to that sort of level of violence when they go to their work.

“We’re here to help and support our communities and work with our communities and it really angers me that there is a section of our community that think it’s okay to punch a cop or to drive into a police vehicle.”

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 43 of September 1.

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