Three men have been arrested in connection with a number of offences after an attempted assault on a police officer who was in the process of arresting them on suspicion of shop theft.
The incident happened outside the Morrisons supermarket on Boothferry Road in Goole yesterday Tuesday 18 June around 2.30pm.
The officer had approached the men who were in a car after he observed a shop theft in the supermarket.
One of the men allegedly lunged at the officer with an unknown small weapon. They then drove off. The officer was unhurt.
Thanks to assistance from our colleagues at South Yorkshire Police the vehicle was tracked and traced to Doncaster where the men were arrested.
They’ve been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including assault, possessing an offensive weapon, possessing class A drugs, criminal damage, and theft.
The trio who are all from Doncaster and aged 59, 30, and 29 are currently in custody.
Detective Inspector Allison Sweeting said: “The officer had approached three men on his own who he suspected had stolen goods from a store, and was subjected to this attempted assault.
“We will continue to reiterate that any assault on our officers, even an attempted one, is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Our officers work day in and day out to serve our communities and keep them safe.
“We do not expect to be assaulted as part of our everyday duties.”
Log 343 of 18/06/19 refers.