Police are appealing for witnesses after an officer was assaulted while on duty in Exeter in the early hours of this morning [Tuesday 25 October].
The incident happened in Bartholomew Terrace, near to the Catacombs area of the city, between midnight and 12.10am.
A male Police Sergeant was carrying out routine enquiries when he was assaulted and sustained choking and punch injuries.
He was checked over in hospital, has since been discharged and is now recovering at home.
Two members of the public who intervened and came to the aid of the officer have been thanked for their actions.
A man aged in his 40s from the Honiton area has been arrested on suspicion of assault and being drunk and disorderly. He remains in police custody while enquiries continue.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information that could help the investigation, is asked to contact police via our website here or by calling 101 quoting crime reference CR/098618/22.