Man charged after assaulting police officer, causing a serious eye injury, on the Yorkshire Coast

A Bridlington man has appeared in court charged with assault after a police officer was left with a serious injury to his eye.

By Susie Beever
Sunday, 1st March 2020, 1:52 pm
Updated Sunday, 1st March 2020, 1:55 pm

Craig Male was charged with harassment, assault and section 18 assault on an emergency services worker following the incident in Bridlington on Thursday.

The police officer suffered a "serious injury" to his eye, Humberside Police said.

Fortunately, his injuries are not life-changing.

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Male, 47, of Trentham Drive, appeared at Hull Magistrates Court on Saturday morning and is scheduled to appear at Hull Crown Court on Tuesday, March 31.

Humberside Police Chief Constable Lee Freeman said: “Assaults on any emergency worker are completely and utterly unacceptable and I will continue to raise this issue as I will never accept it as a normal part of the job.

“Police officers are there to protect the public and while they will always run towards danger as part of their duty and service to keep people safe, they should not have to endure or experience any form of violence against them whilst just doing their job.”