Police officer suffers broken ribs after suspected homophobic attack in Hurst Street

The incident took place in the city’s gay village last month

A female police officer suffered fractured ribs after an alleged homophobic attack in Hurst Street on New Year’s Eve.

The incident happened after officers responded to reports of an altercation involving a man and a woman at around 8pm.

A 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and a hate related public order offence after it’s alleged she aimed homophobic language at the officer.

She has been released under investigation while enquiries continue, West Midlands police said.

The female neighbourhood officer is continuing to recover from her injuries and is being supporting by the force.

In a statement, West Midlands police, said: “An attack on a police officer is unacceptable whatever the circumstances. Our staff work tirelessly to protect the public and help those in their time of need.”

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