A Siparia man was arrested by Police in Fyzabad last night for assaulting a police officer. According to police reports, Julien Andrews, a 42-year-old labourer, of Small Trace, was approached by two officers last night after they received a report of a man wielding a weapon.

The officers observed the accused shouting explicit language and verbal threats in the roadway. The attending officers, PC Sagar and PC Billy, approached Andrews, identified themselves as officers and proceeded to caution him about his behaviour.

Andrews reportedly responded with further use of obscenities at which point the officers attempted to restrain him. The 42-year-old labourer resisted, pushing and kicking one of the officers in the chest. Andrews was subdued and taken to the Fyzabad Police Station where he was charged for obscene language, disorderly behaviour, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.