REGIONAL NEWS: Man "licked police van and exposed himself in front of war memorial"

The man is said to have licked a police van.
The man is said to have licked a police van.

A man has been charged after allegedly licking a police vehicle, assaulting a police officer and exposing himself in front of a war memorial.

Officers in a police van saw a man licking the vehicle at around 2.20am on Saturday, February 4 and got out to speak to him, when it is said that he allegedly shut the van door on an officer’s leg before exposing himself in front of Ilkeston war memorial.

Robin Johnson, 23, of Main Street, Awsworth, has been charged with being drunk and disorderly, assaulting a constable and exposing himself.

He is due to appear before Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Friday, February 24.