Policeman Assaulted At Crossgar Incident

Man arrested in Crossgar on suspicion of damage to property and assault

Man arrested in Crossgar on suspicion of damage to property and assault

A police officer was assaulted in the Lissara Close area of Crossgar while responding to a call in the early hours of today, Thursday 29th December. 

Sergeant Todd said: “Just after midnight, while responding to a report of windows being smashed in an unoccupied property, police were met by an aggressive man who kicked an officer on the leg.  Thankfully, the officer has not reported any injuries.

The Lissara Close estate in Crossgar.

“A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault on police and criminal damage and remains in custody at this time.

“Assaults on our officers are unacceptable, and must not be tolerated as simply being ‘part of the job’.

“I would appeal to anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact police on 101, and quote reference number 8 of 29/12/22.”

 The man arrested has subsequently been charged with assault on police and criminal damage.

He is due to appear before Downpatrick Magistrates Court on Thursday 26th January.

As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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