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PSNI officer taken to hospital following assault

A man has since been charged with offences including assault on police, resisting police, disorderly behaviours and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

A PSNI officer was taken to hospital following an assault in which he was head-butted, kicked in the head and spat at in Co Tyrone.

The officer was responding to a report that two males had been assaulted at a licensed premises in Dromore on Monday.

Officers had tried to arrest a suspect – but the force said he allegedly “lashed out” at one of the arresting officers, breaking his radio mic.

The suspect then allegedly kicked the officer twice in the head, head-butted him and spat at him, as well as attempting to head-butt another officer.

The 33-year old suspect is due to appear at Dungannon Magistrates’ tomorrow facing a range of charges.

A PSNI spokesman said: “This was a horrific attack which has left the officer both injured and badly shaken and our thoughts are with him as he recovers from what happened.

“Our officers work hard every day to keep people safe and protect the communities they serve, and incidents such as this are unacceptable and should be condemned by all.”

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