Lyndhurst Police Officer Assault: Man Charged

A man from Totton's been charged after a police officer was assaulted while making an arrest at an address in the New Forest.

The male officer was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his face. He needed stitches to a wound but has since been released.

The attack happened at around 10.30pm on Saturday 12 October on Gosport Lane in Lyndhurst. A man was arrested at the scene.

Shane Simpson, of Arundel Road in Totton, was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The 26-year-old was due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Monday 14 October.

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