Man 'attacked one police officer and threw slate at another' in Ashton

A police officer was assaulted and another had a slate hurled at him after they were called to reports of a 'threatening' man in Ashton.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 5:27 pm
Updated Monday, 5th October 2020, 5:30 pm
Police on Stocks Road, Ashton

Multiple police cars and vans attended the incident on Bulmer Street off Stocks Road at 11.25am today.

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A man had been reported to be acting in a threatening way.

A Lancashire police spokesman said: "Officers have attended and the man has assaulted one officer before going to a nearby alleyway, picking up a slate and throwing it at a second officer."

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody.