Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 1 November 2021
LEICESTERSHIRE POLICE have revealed further information about an individual who assaulted Hinckley police officers during an arrest two nights ago (30 October).
The individual was arrested in an unnamed town park whilst officers were carrying out a ‘specialist’ operation alongside Leicestershire Police and their sniffer dog team.
At approximately 5pm, when police officers started a foot patrol in one of the town parks as a part of the operation, sniffer dog Storm indicated that he could smell drugs.
As a result, seven people were stopped and searched by officers.
But, the individual in question, was wanted on warrant for breaching a court order and was arrested for that offence – as well as assaulting two police officers.
Police shared ‘key’ statistics on their official Facebook page that states no weapons were used during the assault, or at all throughout the night.
The arrest was made as a part of a ‘specialist’ operation which was carried out to target violent crimes, anti-social behaviour, and drugs misuse.
It had followed on from ‘Operation Impose’, which had seen officers take County Lines gangs out of business last month (1 October).
A Leicestershire Police spokesperson further told the Free Press: “Twenty-seven searches were carried out [on the night] and five community resolutions were given for possession of drugs.
“Operations such as this will continue in the area.
“If anyone has any concerns about crime in their area they are encouraged to report it via 101 or through the Leicestershire Police website.”