Southend: Two charged after police officer suffers injuries
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Two people have been charged with assaulting a police officer who suffered injuries in Southend.
Officers were called to reports of a domestic disturbance in Queen Mary Court, Southend, shortly before 12.35am on Wednesday 11 October.
While making an arrest, an officer suffered a concussion and facial injuries in an incident which followed.
Benjamin Sharratt, 32, of Southchurch Road, Southend, has since been charged with assault by beating, assault by beating of an emergency worker and criminal damage.
He appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 12 October, where he denied all charges.
He was remanded in custody and will face a trial at the same court on 4 December.
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with assault by beating of an emergency worker.
He was released on bail until a hearing at Southend Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 14 November.
PS Paul Restall, of South LPA, said:
“Officers willingly face risk every day they put on their uniform and attend a wide range of incidents across the county. “None deserve to be assaulted while going about their work keeping the people of Essex safe.”
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