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Woman admits assault after police officer bitten on arm
24 August 2020, 13:50
A woman has admitted assault after a police officer was bitten on the arm in Manchester.
Petra Clyde, 40, of Stalybridge in Tameside, Greater Manchester, entered guilty pleas to Section 39 assault, Section 47 assault and obstructing police when she appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Monday, a spokesman for the court said.
She was charged after an officer was bitten on the arm in Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre on Saturday.
Clyde was remanded in custody ahead of her sentencing at Manchester Crown Court on September 21.
The female officer was attacked as she tried to separate two women who had been reported as being aggressive towards each other at about 5.30pm, police said.
A force spokesman said the officer needed hospital treatment after she had to forcibly pull her arm away from the woman's mouth.
A second woman arrested following the incident has been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Greater Manchester Police said the incident was one of two attacks in which officers were bitten on Saturday.
At 9.45pm officers attended reports of a break-in on Reddish Vale Road in Stockport and a man resisted arrest, biting one officer and attempting to strangle a second.
A 27-year-old man was tasered and taken to hospital before being arrested on suspicion of two counts of assault on an emergency worker, the force said.
Neither officer needed hospital treatment.
Assistant Chief Constable for Greater Manchester Police, Nick Bailey, said: "It is saddening to have to reflect upon another weekend where our hard-working officers have been assaulted during the course of their duties.
"These attacks are completely unacceptable and I want to make it clear that we will work to ensure that those responsible feel the full weight of the law."