Rule-breaker ‘assaulted officer’ at Croydon police station

A man who went to Croydon Custody Centre after breaching coronavirus regulations ended up being arrested for “assaulting a police officer”.

The arrested man and a woman attended the police station in Croydon on Tuesday, January 19 at 11.29pm after they were both were reported for consideration of a £200 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for breaking Covid rules.

According to the Met Police they began swearing at staff and kicking station property, before being taken off the property.

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As they were leaving the man allegedly swore at officers and was reportedly aggressive, and it is alleged tried to run when they attempted to arrest him.

The 26-year old was eventually arrested on Windmill Road a short time later and taken to Bromley police station.

In a statement from the Met Police, a spokesperson said: “The man, 26, was arrested on Windmill Road for a Section 5 public order offence as well as assaulting an emergency worker during arrest.

“He was taken to Bromley police station and later released with no further action.

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“Both he and the woman were reported for consideration of a £200 Fixed Penalty Notice for being in breach of coronavirus regulations.”

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