A man has been arrested after a street cleaner was threatened and three police officers were assaulted in Greenwich.

The suspect allegedly threatened a street cleaner with a pole and begun to shout and swear when police arrived.

Police say he then "assaulted three police officers by bititng and scratching".

He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emegency worker on three accounts and a section four public order.

A spokesperson for Greenwich Police said: "#Arrested. Suspect threatened street cleaner with a pole in SE18.

"Upon police arrival he has begun to shout and swear.

"He has then assaulted three officers by biting and scratching.

"Arrested for assaulting emergency worker X 3 and Section 4 Public Order."

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