The Wokingham Paper

Man who dropped plastic bag in Wokingham pepper sprayed, then bites police officer

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The entrance to Erfstadt Court Court off Denmark Street. Picture: Reading Tom / flickr.com

A man who dropped a plastic bag in Wokingham town centre bit a police officer in the leg after being pepper sprayed.

Members of Thames Valley Police were called to Denmark Street in the early hours of Saturday, August 27, following reports that the man had left the bag outside a night club.

It is alleged that the bag contained drugs.

As the man initially resisted arrest, Thames Valley Police said they had to use a pepper spray incapacitant known as Captor PAVA during the incident.

He is then alleged to have bitten a police officer on the leg.

Members of the Thames Valley Police special constables were on site. They tweeted:
“One male captor sprayed after turning violent in Wokingham. Several back up officers on scene within minutes, male now in custody. #staysafe”.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “We were called to reports that had man had dropped a plastic bag outside a night club in Denmark Street, which it’s alleged contained drugs.

“During the arrest the man put up resistance and had to be sprayed with Captor. Following his arrest he then bit an officer on the leg.

“A 26 year-old man from Reading was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs – not cannabis, and assault without injury to a police constable.

“He has been bailed until October 2, 2016.”

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