Man charged following assault on police officer

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A Swindon man has been charged with assaulting a police officer following an incident yesterday (23/10). 

Police were called to assist our colleagues from the South Western Ambulance Service who were dealing with an intoxicated man in Shaw Ridge Linear Park around 3.30pm yesterday.  During the incident one of our officers was hit in the head.  The man was then arrested once paramedics had treated him at the scene.  

Fortunately, the officer was uninjured. 

37-year-old Christopher Johnson from Barnfield Close, Swindon has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker and released on unconditional bail. 
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Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

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