A TEENAGE girl has been arrested following an assault on police officers in Colchester.

The 16-year-old remains in custody on suspicion of assaulting three emergency workers and breaching the peace this morning.

Police were called to a domestic related disturbance in Rochdale Way, at about 4am, following reports of shouting within a home.

An officer reported that a girl spat in her mouth while she was being detained.

Two other officers reported being punched and kicked while the girl was being assisted in custody.

Assistant chief constable Andy Prophet said: “This is another example of utterly unacceptable behaviour towards my officers.

“Although incidents like these are rare, clearly every single one has a huge effect on people who are simply doing their job – keeping your county safe.

“Assaults on my officers will not be tolerated and anyone doing so will be detained and kept in custody before being put before a court.”