Off duty police officer assaulted while assisting colleague in Newport

An off duty police officer was assaulted while assisting a colleague with an arrest in Newport yesterday.

The incident happened on Newport High Street at around 7.30pm.

The officer did not suffer any serious injuries during the incident.

A 53-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of theft and assaulting a police officer.

She is on police bail until 24 March.