A man has been arrested after police officers attending a report of domestic violence in Melksham were assaulted.

Officers were called to the Aldi supermarket in Melksham at 2.50pm yesterday (Sunday November 4) by concerned members of the public who had seen a couple arguing outside the store.

Police carried out a search of the area, before going to a house in Broughton Gifford.

When police arrived the victim disclosed a number of incidents when she had been assaulted by her partner.

The man fled from officers and deliberately slammed the front door on a female police officer’s arm, before spitting at two other officers.

A 30-year-old man from Broughton Gifford was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent, assault by beating and three counts of assaulting a police officer.

Sergeant Jemma Humphreys, from Wiltshire West Community Policing Team, said: “We would like to thank the members of the public who phoned us about this argument, as, when we spoke to the victim, we discovered she had been subject to a catalogue of abuse over a long period of time.

“These police officers attended the address to help this victim and protect her, and were subjected to a barrage of violence and verbal abuse by the suspect.

“This behaviour is not acceptable and we will not tolerate assaults on our officers and staff.”