BREAKING NEWS: Pastor and police officer '˜assaulted' at Crooked Spire

A man who alledgedly assaulted the pastor and a police officer at Chesterfield's Crooked Spire Church has been arrested.

Sunday, 2nd April 2017, 4:34 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:25 pm
Breaking News.

Police were called shortly after 9am on Saturday (April 1) to reports of a ‘disturbance’ at the iconic landmark.

A man had allegedly entered the church, smashed a window and assaulted a member of church staff, thought to be the pastor.

On arrival, police officers struggled with the man, leading to one of them being assaulted as well.

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The Crooked Spire in Chesterfield.

Multiple officers and vehicles were then dispatched to the scene as backup, alerted to the severity of the incident via a CCTV link.

Revd Patrick Coleman, Vicar at Saint Mary & All Saints, confirmed that an incident had taken place which was now the subject of criminal proceedings.

He added that he and his colleagues had decided that they did not wish to make any further comment.

Derbyshire Police confirmed that a man was arrested for criminal damage and assault and taken to custody.

The Crooked Spire in Chesterfield.