Man accused of waving knife at police officers appears in court

A man has been charged after he was accused of waving a knife at police officers.

The force were called to a report of a disturbance in Somersby Road in Woodthorpe at around 4.30pm on Thursday, April 8.

When officers arrived at the scene and investigated a house, a man is alleged to have picked up a knife and moved towards them.

A man was then arrested in connection with the incident and taken into custody, where he is accused of then kicking a detention officer.

Mark Bird, 48, of Somersby Road in Woodthorpe, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on April 9 charged with affray, possession of a bladed article, assaulting an emergency worker and criminal damage in connection with the incident.

Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officer assaults are incredibly serious and we will always thoroughly investigate reports with a view to taking appropriate action against offenders.

“We are pleased to have charged a man as part of our enquiries.”

Bird has been released on bail pending his next court appearance – a date has not yet been confirmed.


Nottinghamshire Live – Local News