Three police officers have been assaulted last night in Stoke-on-Trent.
They were called out to reports of a group of people fighting in Samuel Street in Packmoor at around 10.45pm on Tuesday.
Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer, possession of a bladed weapon, criminal damage and being drunk and disorderly.
Police say the number of officers being assaulted in the Stoke North area is on the increase.
3 officers assaulted last night, 1 spat at and 2 kicked. Officer assaults are on the rise, and the punishment for such behaviour needs to be enough to deter people. Those risking life and limb daily (often to protect those assaulting them) need adequate protection. #Prison— CI John Owen (@StokePoliceNrth) November 15, 2017