Three police officers hospitalised after being assaulted at house fire


Three police officers were taken to hospital after being attacked by a mob of people they were attempting to disperse after initially being called to a house fire.

Violence broke out on Hob Moor Road in Small Heath, Birmingham, then spread into a second nearby road at around 1.30am this morning, police said.

West Midlands Police said they are investigating the ‘violent disorder’.

A statement read: ‘Fortunately, there were no injuries caused to anyone as a result of the fire, however, three police officers were assaulted after a large group gathered and were told to disperse.

‘All three officers were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

‘A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault of a police officer and remains in police custody. Enquiries continue.’

The moment the violence erupted was caught on camera, according to BirminghamLive. Video allegedly shows a group of men shouting and grappling with two officers – one of whom could be heard drawing his baton.

The anger reportedly escalated when one of the group was hit with a baton and other officers ordered the men to stand back – with a third officer forced to step in to help the situation.

Three police officers hospitalised after assault at a house fire

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