Drama in Maldon as woman 'assaults police' in High Street after earlier alleged attack on boy
A WOMAN assaulted two police officers while she was being arrested after allegedly assaulting a child and harassing members of the public.
Drama unfolded in Maldon High Street, Essex, on the morning of Friday, October 6 2023, when three police vehicles were seen on blue lights near Market Hill.
A crowd of onlookers gathered as several officers tried to get the suspect into the custody van.
One witness said they understood the detainee to be a woman who was said to have been abusing members of the public in the area for some time.
An Essex Police spokeswoman said: "This was originally reported on Wantz Road.
"We received a call at around 8:30am on 6 October following reports of a woman assaulting a young boy and harassing members of the public.
"The suspect was located on Maldon High Street and while being arrested, assaulted two Essex Police Officers.
"The 44-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of common assault, racially aggravated intentional harassment, criminal damage, assault against a police constable and assault against a person causing actual bodily harm.
"She has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue."
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