POLICE have revealed three officers were assaulted in one night in Worcester after they were spat at, bitten and stamped on in three different incidents.

The shocking revelation highlights the problem of violence suffered by officers at work.

One police constable went to hospital for treatment after alledgedly being bitten at Worcester Police Station.

Gareth Dyas, 26, from Tallow Hill, admitted being drunk and disorderly in a public place and obstructing/resisting a PC, at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Thursday.

He was due to be sentenced at Worcester Magistrates Court yesterday and to face another charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

A second police constable is alleged to have been stamped on while arresting a man at The Cross, Worcester.

A third police constable was spat at at the Castle Street police station after a 33-year-old woman from Kidderminster was arrested on suspicion of assault.

The three assaults all happened overnight on Tuesday, July 11.

Superintendent Kevin Purcell, Policing Commander for South Worcestershire said: “Every incident of a police officer being assaulted is one too many.“Officers going about their everyday work should not be subjected to violence and it is completely unacceptable.

“We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and will send a clear message to anyone who thinks it is acceptable to assault an officer who is simply going about their duty and keeping our communities safe from harm.”

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion, said his Behind The Badge campaign was about tackling violence against police.

He said: "These hard working and professional officers, are still ordinary people, with ordinary lives, who should not have to face violence- biting, stamping and spitting, whilst keeping our communities safe."

"I am confident that West Mercia Police is committed to protecting officers and staff, and I have recently signed off a £1million investment in body worn video, which will help provide clear evidence when assaults do occur.

"The vast majority of our communities are very supportive of the difficult work our officers do, but there is still a minority of people who need to realise that attacking a police officer is not acceptable, and will not be tolerated."

He added: "We must do all we can to protect those who protect us.”

More information is available at westmercia-pcc.gov.uk/working-together/behind-the-badge

*Robert Evans, aged 44, from Wylds Lane, was charged with theft from a shop, breaching a criminal behaviour order and assaulting a PC and will appear at Worcester Magistrates Court on Friday, August 4.

*A 33-year-old Kidderminster woman was arrested on suspicion of assault. An inquiry is ongoing.