Man threw alcohol over police officer after being confronted in a Rugby no-drinking zone

He remains in custody

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:44 pm

A 58-year-old Rugby man remains in custody after he allegedly threw alcohol over a police officer and was later allegedly racially abusive when he was confronted in a no-drinking zone.

On the evening of Tuesday, April 27, a police officer approached the man on Clifton Road - and it is there where he allegedly threw alcohol over her.

He was then arrested and, while in custody, he allegedly hurled racist abuse.

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He remains in under arrest in custody on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and committing a racially aggravated public order offence.

Much of Rugby town centre is under a borough-council imposed Public Space Protection Order which prohibits drinking alcohol in public.

The rule is intended to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town, and those refusing to desist when asked can face a fine of up to £500.