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Officer used emergency button to call back up after 'chat' with Wisbech pair turned violent

A police officer had to use his emergency help button for the first time in his 19-year career when a chat with a group of drinkers on Hunstanton promenade turned violent.

It happened at 10.30am on a bank holiday weekend during lockdown. Sgt Mark Mitchell, who suffered a fractured finger and bruising, had asked the five males and four females about their movements.

King's Lynn Magistrates’ Court heard that the group was sitting on bench drinking Budweiser and the officer told them that they were breaching coronavirus regulations.

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