Wiltshire

Swindon PCSO 'violently assaulted' in Havelock Square

A female police community support officer was "violently assaulted" while on duty in the middle of the day.

The officer was attacked in Havelock Square in Swindon town centre at 13:15 GMT on Friday, Wiltshire Police said.

A man, 45, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault. Whilst trying to restrain the man, another PC and a security officer were also assaulted.

The force is appealing for witnesses and said it is possible the attack may have been recorded on a mobile phone.

Police said the officer was taken to hospital as a precaution and has since returned to work.

Supt Gavin Williams said: "This was a nasty, unprovoked attack on a PCSO who was carrying out her normal duties in Swindon town centre.

"Fortunately, she only suffered minor injuries, however any attack on a member of police staff is totally unacceptable and the person responsible will be dealt with accordingly."

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