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Man charged after officer assaulted in Yeovil

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A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with an incident in Yeovil in which an officer was assaulted and threatened with a knife.

Andrius Butkus, of Beer Street, Yeovil, has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker, escaping lawful custody and possessing a knife/bladed article in a public place (a lock knife).  

The charges relate to an incident in The Crescent at around 9.20am on Monday 27 July in which an officer was assaulted while carrying out a stop and search.

Butkus was remanded in custody to appear before Yeovil Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 28 July).