Teenager arrested after racially abusing and assaulting police officers
Main article content
A teenager was arrested after racially abusing and assaulting a number of officers in Sunbury-on-Thames in the early hours on Saturday (26 June).
Police were called just after midnight following reports of a large disturbance involving youths with weapons in the vicinity of Green Street.
A 16-year-old boy was asked to leave the scene but refused to do so. While he was being arrested, he shouted profanities at the officers and was arrested for public order.
He also assaulted three officers by kicking them during his arrest. Fortunately none of them sustained any serious injuries as a result.
The suspect then continued to be abusive towards officers during the journey to custody and made abusive remarks towards two of the officers in relation to their ethnicity.
The suspect was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting the three officers and racially aggravated public order.
Spelthorne Borough Commander Inspector Maxine Cilia said: “Assaults and abuse towards our officers during the course of their duty will simply not be tolerated and we will always take a robust approach who thinks they can behave in this manner and get away with it.
“We are continuing to target anti-social behaviour in the Sunbury Cross area and have been working closely with partners on a problem-solving approach to the issue.
“I would encourage members of the public to keep reporting any incidents of anti-social behaviour involving large groups of youths, as well as any information about weapons or drugs, so that we can continue to build up a full picture of the extent of the issue and ensure that we are targeting it effectively.”