Four police officers assaulted responding to women’s screams

Posted On 23 Nov 2015 at 12:44 pm

Four police officers were assaulted on Saturday night when they responded to calls about a woman screaming at a Brighton house.

Parham Close

Parham Close. Image taken from Google Streetview

The 999 calls were made at 7.20pm after a commotion was heard in Parham Close, Brighton.

Officers attended and arrested a man at the address where four officers were injured. Speaking after the event, Brighton commander Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp said one of the officers had described the incident as “horrific”.

He added:

John Cummins, 44, of Bowring Way, Brighton has been charged with four counts of assaulting police officers and four counts of assault.

He is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates Court on Monday, November 23.

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