Charges after officer assaulted in Cheltenham

A man has been charged after a policeman was put in a head lock in a Gloucestershire pub.

Police were called to the drinking spot on Cheltenham High Street at about 1340 BST on Thursday.

A police spokesman said a man had thrown chairs at the front door, gone back in the pub and thrown a chair across the bar, damaging the till.

A member of staff and the officer were assaulted. A 32-year-old man has been charged with several offences.

The spokesman said a number of plain clothes officers, who had been taking a lunch break, came to help the officer and a man was arrested.

A local man was charged with criminal damage, using threatening words or behaviour, assault and assaulting a police officer.

He was bailed to appear before Cheltenham magistrates on 7 July.

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