Police officer assaulted in Daventry

A POLICE officer was assaulted while responding to a call on Wednesday night.

It took place at Ashby Road, Daventry around 6pm when a man in his early 20s pushed the officer off his feet and onto the road. His injuries are serious and required hospital treatment. There was no car involved in the incident.

The man is described as bare-chested, 5ft 8ins tall, with short brown/red hair and wore dark blue jeans and dark trainers.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 03000 111 222 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.