OFFICERS in Kidderminster and Stourport were spat at as several assaults across Worcestershire took place over the weekend.

A man in his 20s was arrested after police said he spat in the faces of three officers in Kidderminster.

The incident happened on Friday, July 3 after a domestic violence incident was reported to police.

The man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting three emergency workers, suspicion of criminal damage and on suspicion of possession with intent to sell drugs. He has subsequently been bailed.

On Saturday, July 4 in Stourport, officers were attending reports of a man being violent with paramedics.

Whilst they were dealing with the man in question, police have said he spat at two officers and was arrested as a result.

Ernie Taylor, aged 33, from Stourport, was charged with assaulting an emergency worker, criminal damage and was remanded. He is due to appear in court today.

Chief Inspector Edward Hancox said: “Violence against police, or any emergency service workers is never acceptable.

"This weekend we saw six officers assaulted in North Worcestershire alone. This included officers being spat at, punched and kicked and although no serious injury was caused the impact on officers can be long lasting.

"On each occasion, the suspect was arrested and will be put before a court as such offences will not be tolerated.”