Public intervene after police officers assaulted outside Burger King

The Argus: Public intervene after police officers assaulted outside Burger King Public intervene after police officers assaulted outside Burger King

Police officers were injured by a man threatening people outside a fast food restaurant.

Members of the public intervened to help the officers following the incident outside Burger King in North Street, Brighton, at 6.50am on Thursday.

A Sussex Police statement said: “The man was restrained by officers after becoming violent towards them.

“An 18-year-old man from Steyning was arrested for affray and assaulting police. He was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries before being discharged.

“He has been bailed until February 26 for further enquiries but he does remain in secure accommodation at this time under the Mental Health Act.

“Two officers were treated in hospital for minor injuries but were released later.”

"Detective Chief Inspector Paul Betts: "We need to speak to anyone who was in the area during the incident and saw what happened.

"There were a lot of people in the area at the time and we are particularly interested in tracing two members of the public that helped to carry an injured officer to safety. We would like to identify them as witnesses, but also to recognise their brave actions. If you saw or heard anything or recorded any part of it on a mobile phone please contact us."

Brighton and Hove City Commander, Chief Inspector Nev Kemp, added he was “Hugely proud” of the officers.

“[They faced] officers who faced significant violence this AM when they stepped forward to protect the public,” he added.

“Great that public helped one of the injured officers who attended hospital with mercifully not serious injuries.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 139 of 6/2, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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7:31pm Fri 7 Feb 14

melee says...

Well not really, it says "but he does remain in secure accommodation at this time under the Mental Health Act". Hopefully he won't be allowed to just walk out but I agree you never know!
Well not really, it says "but he does remain in secure accommodation at this time under the Mental Health Act". Hopefully he won't be allowed to just walk out but I agree you never know! melee

12:58am Sun 9 Feb 14

greeg2 says...

Police officers assaulted normally means a button on their uniforms was ripped off.Or maybe there was damage to one of their batons ! In any event,I'm sure they'll have a couple of weeks off recuperating at the tax payers expense,watching SKY TV of course !
Police officers assaulted normally means a button on their uniforms was ripped off.Or maybe there was damage to one of their batons ! In any event,I'm sure they'll have a couple of weeks off recuperating at the tax payers expense,watching SKY TV of course ! greeg2

8:25am Sun 9 Feb 14

blacktopsoldier says...

greeg2 wrote:
Police officers assaulted normally means a button on their uniforms was ripped off.Or maybe there was damage to one of their batons ! In any event,I'm sure they'll have a couple of weeks off recuperating at the tax payers expense,watching SKY TV of course !
no doubt you'll expect them to turn up when you need help
[quote][p][bold]greeg2[/bold] wrote: Police officers assaulted normally means a button on their uniforms was ripped off.Or maybe there was damage to one of their batons ! In any event,I'm sure they'll have a couple of weeks off recuperating at the tax payers expense,watching SKY TV of course ![/p][/quote]no doubt you'll expect them to turn up when you need help blacktopsoldier

9:35am Sun 9 Feb 14

bikerjimbo says...

I note some of the comments but really if buttons were ripped off surely they would have gone to a tailors not hospital. It's good to know that members of the public helped out. Bail was probably given due to problems obtaining services of an appropriate adult or perhaps the actual mental state of the detainee but we shouldn't speculate but certain procedures must be followed.
Blacktopsoldier you are so right.
I note some of the comments but really if buttons were ripped off surely they would have gone to a tailors not hospital. It's good to know that members of the public helped out. Bail was probably given due to problems obtaining services of an appropriate adult or perhaps the actual mental state of the detainee but we shouldn't speculate but certain procedures must be followed. Blacktopsoldier you are so right. bikerjimbo

5:57pm Sun 9 Feb 14

LeonBIank666 says...

This would probably not have happened if they had not got ridden of the height restriction years ago and didn't have idiots filming the police with their stupid mobile phones and crying police brutality everyday.

Let the police do their job and use force where appropriate without left wing Marxian scum moaning about them.
This would probably not have happened if they had not got ridden of the height restriction years ago and didn't have idiots filming the police with their stupid mobile phones and crying police brutality everyday. Let the police do their job and use force where appropriate without left wing Marxian scum moaning about them. LeonBIank666

8:50am Mon 10 Feb 14

Juleyanne says...

Perhaps he had a burger and contracted 'mad cow' disease. So glad I don't eat animal flesh.
Perhaps he had a burger and contracted 'mad cow' disease. So glad I don't eat animal flesh. Juleyanne

1:32pm Mon 10 Feb 14

JerryOnly says...

Juleyanne wrote:
Perhaps he had a burger and contracted 'mad cow' disease. So glad I don't eat animal flesh.
The BURGER did it? Don't eat animal flesh what?

...Have you posted in the right article?
[quote][p][bold]Juleyanne[/bold] wrote: Perhaps he had a burger and contracted 'mad cow' disease. So glad I don't eat animal flesh.[/p][/quote]The BURGER did it? Don't eat animal flesh what? ...Have you posted in the right article? JerryOnly

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