Emergency workers 'spat at' in Stoke-on-Trent

A woman has been arrested after ambulance staff and police officers were spat at in Stoke-on-Trent.

Emergency crews were called to King Street, Fenton, at around 1am yesterday morning following reports that a woman required an ambulance.

On arrival, the police were called for assistance and the woman allegedly spat at three officers who arrived and a member of the ambulance team.

She was arrested for assaulting emergency workers.

A 37-year-old woman from Newcastle-under-Lyme remains in custody.

Staffordshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Simon Tweats said: “Unfortunately, there have now been several incidents where nurses, ambulance crews and police officers have been subjected to spitting and coughing.

“Frontline staff are out there serving our communities and this kind of behaviour is despicable. We will arrest those responsible and put them before the courts.”

“However, I’m glad that overall we’re receiving great support across Staffordshire as we work together to stop the spread of Covid-19.