Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke man charged after PCSO assaulted in Hanley

Percy Street Hanley Image copyright Google
Image caption A PCSO was taken to hospital after being assaulted by a man resisting arrest in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent

A 27-year-old man has been charged after a police community support officer (PCSO) was assaulted.

The officer was taken to hospital with a head injury after the attack on Percy Street, Hanley on Sunday, said Staffordshire Police.

The man from Stoke-on-Trent has been charged with theft, assault and criminal damage.

He has been released on bail to appear before Newcastle-under-Lyme magistrates on 19 July.

Another officer was also assaulted in the incident but did not require hospital treatment.

Police have thanked passers-by who came forward to assist the officers during the altercation.

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