Ashton Man Attacks Police Officer

A man from Ashton has been accused of attacking a police officer after an incident earlier today (Monday 5th October).

Two officers attended a scene on Stocks Road just before 11:30am. One officer was assaulted and another had roof slates thrown at them in the vicious attack.

Multiple Police cars and vans arrived at the scene after reports came in that a man was acting “aggressively”.

Lancashire Police said: “Officers have attended the scene and a man has assaulted the police officer before going to a nearby alleyway, picking up a slate and throwing it at a second officer.”

A 46-year-old man was arrested on the scene on suspicion of assault and remains in policy custody.

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