Man appears in court after assaulting three police officers in tiny Doncaster village

A man has appeared in court charged with assaulting three police officers in a tiny Doncaster countryside village.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 12:13 pm

The officers were attacked on Saturday afternoon after responding to a disturbance in Main Street, Scaftworth, shortly after 5.30pm.

One was struck in the head with handcuffs, another was headbutted and the third was pushed to the ground before the suspect was restrained.

Simon Robinson, 40, of Main Street, Scaftworth, has been charged with three counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

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Three police officers were assaulted in a disturbance in Scaftworth.

Appearing at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday morning, Robinson pleaded not guilty to two of the charges and did not enter a plea for a third.

He also pleaded not guilty to another charge of using threatening, abusive, insulting words and/or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.

He was remanded into custody and will next appear in front of magistrates on 15 July.

Inspector Susan Wain, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Assaults on police officers will never be tolerated and we will always press for the strongest possible sanctions against anyone who strikes out at our staff.

“I am pleased to report that none of the victims was seriously injured, but incidents like this are a reminder of the risks police officers take every day to keep the public safe.”

Scaftworth is a small, rural hamlet, just off the A631 which connects Bawtry and Gainsborough and the village is actually in the Bassetlaw district of North Nottinghamshire but lies just ten miles from Doncaster town centre and is made up of a handful of houses and a pub.