Nine police officers have been assaulted while dealing with four separate incidents overnight resulting in seven arrests thus far.
Three of the officers needed hospital treatment.
The first incident happened on Friday 2nd August after police were called to a report of a collision in Grange Road, Tuffley where a car had collided with a barrier.
A group of people was seen to make off from the car but were detained by officers in Tuffley Lane and Slimbridge Road a short time later.
A 14-year-old girl from Gloucester was arrested on suspicion of public order offences and then further arrested for two counts of assaulting an emergency worker after kicking one officer and hitting the face of another with the custody van door.
Neither officer suffered serious injury.
The girl has been released under investigation.
Shortly after 2.35am, this morning (Sunday 4th August) police were called to a report of a disturbance in Park Road, Stonehouse where it is believed a party had got out of hand.
When officers arrived, a small statue was thrown at one of them hitting his arm, and another officer suffered a broken finger during arrest attempts.
He was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for treatment.
Two other officers were injured during this incident, though not seriously.
Four people were arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and are currently in custody.
They are a 22-year-old man from Stroud, a 19-year-old woman from Stonehouse and two men aged 22 and 46, from Stonehouse.
At about 4 am police were called to a disturbance in Peckham Walk, Cirencester.
Two officers were assaulted during this incident, one being knocked to the ground and the other being hit in the face.
They were both taken to Swindon General Hospital suffering from a suspected concussion.
One of the officers also suffered facial injuries.
A 19-year-old man from Cirencester was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and is currently in custody.
Shortly before 4.30am, an officer was hit in the head as he arrested a woman in Station Road, Gloucester on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly (incident 105 of 3rd August).
The officer was not injured.
The woman, who is 19 and from Quedgeley, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker as well as being drunk and disorderly.
She has been released with a conditional caution.
Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Cooper said:
“It is totally unacceptable that our officers should be assaulted while trying to keep people safe.
“We will not tolerate this behaviour, and I’m sure our local communities would join me in condemning it.
“The welfare of our officers is of supreme importance, and we are making sure that they are receiving appropriate medical attention as well as support from the Force.
“Most of them will be able to return to duty for their next shift but not all and this, naturally, impacts on their teams and our ability to provide a service to the public.
“I am very grateful to those officers who will work extra hours to fill the gaps and ensure that we can carry on keeping our communities safe.
“I would also like to thank those officers who have been assaulted for their exemplary commitment to the job, and I wish them a full and speedy recovery.”
Police have confirmed that Investigations continue into the above incidents and anyone with information is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 quoting the appropriate incident number.