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Man detained in Mildenhall after alleged assault of police officer

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A man was taken to custody last night following the alleged assault of a police officer in a Suffolk town.

The alleged incident came as officers in Mildenhall assisted with the removal of the man from a licensed premises.

A Mildenhall Police spokesperson said that as he was being removed the man became aggressive with the officers.

They said the man swug at one of the officers, punching him on the side of the head.

The spokesperson said: "Back up soon arrived and the male was swiftly detained for multiple offences and taken to custody to sober up and explain his actions in the morning.

"If you can't handle drinking, dont. Officers don't come to work to be assaulted," they added.