Man reportedly punched ex-partner in the face and ‘dragged her around’

A Rotherham man reportedly punched his ex-partner in the face and ‘dragged her around’ before becoming violent with two volunteer police officers.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 8:47 am

PAVA spray was used to help restrain the suspect before he was arrested, police said.

The incident took place on Friday night.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “When we hear the call that a female is been punched and dragged around we don’t need to be asked twice to attend.

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The man was restrained and arrested at the scene.

"First on scene and the suspect decides he wants to try the same aggression with us. Had to be taken to the floor and Pava deployed, resulting in a safe arrest.”

Temporary Inspector Milnes from South Yorkshire Police added: “Specials are invaluable to the police family.

"How many people would do anything for free, let alone put themselves at risk like they do in order to protect others?”

MPs have warned there is an “epidemic” of violence against women in the UK that is not taken seriously enough following the disappearance of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in south London after leaving a friend’s flat on March 3.

Her remains were discovered in Kent woodland on Wednesday.

A serving Metropolitan Police officer – 48-year-old Wayne Couzens – is due before magistrates today charged with her kidnap and murder.

South Yorkshire Police Special Constabulary tweeted: “SCs Jackson & Fisher out in #Rotherham tonight. Attend a violent domestic after a report of a male punching his ex partner in the face.

"Suspect still on scene became aggressive with officers & had to be restrained now spending a night in the cells #specialcontribution #DAmatters.”