A 43-year-old man was arrested in Stamford after allegedly vomiting on and spitting at police officers.
Officers were sent to what was described as a “disgusting incident” at an undisclosed address in Stamford at around 6.15pm on Wednesday, March 6.
A man was reportedly trying to harm himself. In the course of dealing with the incident he deliberately vomited over the officers and continued to spit, as well as cause other injuries to them, police said.
The man from Stamford was arrested for assaulting emergency workers and resisting arrest. The police officers are now off work “because of the disgusting actions of the individual”.
The investigation is ongoing.
Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings Ian Martin told Lincolnshire Reporter: “No one comes to work to be assaulted, be they a Police Officer or otherwise. These hardworking officers are now off work because of the disgusting actions of the individual.
“Assaults will not be tolerated. Alongside other equipment, the provision of spit hoods by Lincolnshire Police has shown their worth in preventing further assaults. ”