Six Craigavon police officers suffer 'bites, kicks and punches'

Six police injured arresting man
Six police injured arresting man

Six police officers were assaulted in the Craigavon area while trying to arrest a suspect for allegedly breaching bail.

One officer was kicked in the head, two were bitten, one with a black eye and another two were punched round the body, according to police.

A PSNI vehicle was also damaged in the incident.

"Bites, kicks and punches. Is that still part of the job? That shouldn't be part of any job, yet it is a risk we take day and daily," said a police spokesperson.

"Six of our own injured, but no members of the public harmed. A big well done from the rest of us and a get well soon, for a hard fought team effort from B Section in keeping people safe."