Woman arrested after police officers and paramedics spat at in Stoke-on-Trent



A 37-year-old woman has been arrested after police and paramedics were spat at on a Stoke-on-Trent street.

An ambulance was called King Street, Fenton at around 1am today (Friday April 10) due to reports a woman in the area needed an ambulance.

Police were called for assistance and the woman allegedly spat at a member of ambulance staff and three police officers.

A woman from Newcastle-under-Lyme remains in custody after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting emergency workers.

Staffordshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Simon Tweats said: “Unfortunately, there have now been several incidents where nurses, ambulance crews and police officers have been subjected to spitting and coughing.

“Frontline staff are out there serving our communities and this kind of behaviour is despicable. We will arrest those responsible and put them before the courts.”

“However, I’m glad that overall we’re receiving great support across Staffordshire as we work together to stop the spread of Covid-19.”

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