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Police Officer Assaulted During Drug Arrest

Just before 3:45AM on Friday morning, officers, while on patrol in the vicinity of Harbour Drive, George Town observed 3 males walking in the direction of South Church Street. The officers had cause to stop and speak with the 3 men and, after a short conversation, suspected that the men were under the influence of a controlled drug. One of the men was also found to have provided a false name to the officers.

The man then tried to flee the location, and after a short foot pursuit was caught. He was placed under arrest on suspicion of giving a false name to police and consumption of a controlled drug: crack cocaine. He became combative and aggressive and whilst trying to escape, he injured one of the officers, causing a broken finger.

The man, age 26 of West Bay, was further arrested on suspicion of assault and failing to provide a specimen for drug testing. He remains in custody pending further investigation. The other two men made off before the arrival of other officers to assist.

The matter is under police investigation.

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