Man accused of wielding knife in Buxton and allegedly assaulting police officer

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a police officer was allegedly assaulted in Buxton.

Yesterday, Saturday, September 5, at around 6.15pm, police were called to reports of a man acting suspiciously on Buxton Market Place.

Officers arrived and were allegedly confronted with a man holding a knife.

The man allegedly assaulted a police officer which police claim resulted in the officer requiring hospital treatment.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and possessing an offensive weapon.

He remains in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Ed Mellor at Glossop CID quoting incident number 581 of September 5.

To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.