A MAN has been arrested and charged with four offences, after allegedly assaulting three police officers.

Robert Church, 31, of Steephill Road, Shanklin, has been charged with criminal damage to an address in Ryde, and three charges of assault by beating.

He has been remanded in custody, and will appear at court tomorrow morning (Monday).

A spokesperson for Isle of Wight Police said: "Following an incident at a residential address, three officers sustained injuries whilst detaining a suspect.

"The injuries included a facial injury, a bite and impact injuries.

"Two of the officers were seen by our colleagues from St Mary's Hospital, and we are greatful for the support of the already under pressure NHS staff.

"This sort of incident highlights the danger our officers face every day. 

"No one, no matter what their role or job, goes to work to be assaulted like this."

"This incident was an isolated incident, is not Covid-19 related, and there is no wider risk to the community."

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