A MAN has been arrested for biting a police officer, as she attempted to explain the lockdown rules to him.
Police responded to reports of a male causing a disturbance in Drake Street, Rochdale, at around 6.40pm on Thursday, April 9.
Officers attempted to explain to the man that in line with government guidelines around Covid-19, people should not be going outside unnecessarily or go around to other people’s homes.
They were reportedly punched and a 21-year-old PC was bitten needing hospital treatment.
The 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, domestic violence assault, section 18 assault with intent to resist arrest and regulation 8 of the Health Protection Regulation 2020.
He will be remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on Sat 11 April 2020.
Whilst responding to an incident yesterday (09/04/20) on Drake Street in Rochdale, two officers were punched. One of those officers – a 21-year-old PC –
was then seriously bitten.
— Greater Manchester Police (@gmpolice) April 10, 2020