Man allegedly beats up his wife, assaults police officers and throws chairs in Penge road (From News Shopper)
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Man allegedly beats up his wife, assaults police officers and throws chairs in Penge road
A MAN allegedly beat up his wife, assaulted police officers and threw chairs at passers by in a Penge road last night (September 5).
The incident is said to have taken place in Parish Road outside Alexandra Nurseries at around midnight.
A local resident, who did not want to be named, was woken up by loud screaming outside his house.
He told News Shopper: "I could hear someone screaming really loud.
"(A man) was beating his wife up in the middle of the road.
"He threw her up against a wall and started punching her.
"He started throwing chairs in the road. These were heavy metal chairs he was throwing.
"They were scattered all over the road.
"Neighbours came out to try and stop him.
"What was really bad was there was a group of young girls walking past and there was all this screaming and he was trying to attack these young girls and he was throwing chairs at them.
"When the police turned up he tried to barricade himself in his house.
"He was actually fighting with the police and they had to call for reinforcements.
"They cuffed him up and put him in the back of the van.
"It was awful. He is behaviour was totally unacceptable."
A police spokesperson said: "Police were called by members of public to an alleged assault at an address in Parish Lane, Penge at 11.55pm last night, Thursday September 5.
"Officers attended the location and found a male in the garden throwing garden furniture around.
"The male allegedly assaulted the officers, before being restrained with the assistance of a member of public.
"A 27-year-old male officer and 39-year-old female officer received treatment from LAS at the scene.
"A 59-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of assault and assault on police.
"The victim of the initial assault, a 54 year old female, was located a short while later in Albert Road Penge and was treated by LAS for injuries to her head, arms and back.
"The 59-year-old male remains in custody."
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