TEENAGERS and adults have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police after officers responded to calls about a house party and criminal damage in Wiltshire last night.

At 10.20pm, six Wiltshire Police emergency workers went to Mill Street in Trowbridge before being attacked, with some punched and kicked.

They arrested three girls and two boys, ranging from 13-16 years old, and took them into police custody. One of those arrested, a 16-year-old girl, was additionally arrested on suspicion of obstructing police.

In an unrelated incident, four officers responded to a member of the public in The Wir, Steeple Langford at 9.15pm who claimed he had been physically assaulted by a woman who damaged his car.

The woman assaulted three of the officers while she was being arrested, and a man living at the same address attacked them as well.

Plus, a 14-year-old shouted racial abuse at one of the attending officers.

A 32-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, common assault and two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

A 40-year-old man was on suspicion of obstructing a police officer and two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of committing a racially aggravated public order offence.

They are all currently in police custody.

In a third incident, a male suspect punched a female officer in the face when she approached him after responding to several reports of a teenager emptying wheelie bins and throwing stones at properties in London Road, Chippenham at 10pm.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and was further arrested for a Section 5 public order offence. He is currently in police custody.

Superintendent Ben Mant said: “The fact that 10 of our officers were physically assaulted whilst carrying out their duties in just one evening is absolutely shocking.

“And that the majority of these assaults were carried out by teenagers is even more concerning.

“Thankfully none of the officers who were assaulted last night suffered serious or long term injury but I wouldn’t want to downplay the seriousness of these incidents in any way.

"It is utterly unacceptable that they should be subject to this sort of behaviour while they go about their duties to protect our communities and support victims of crime.

“The fact that our officers were attacked in this way is something we take extremely seriously and we shall robustly address.

“I would like to pay tribute to those officers who, despite having been assaulted, were able to continue to carry out their duties in such a professional manner.

“The welfare of our officers, who routinely put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public, is a top priority and we will ensure that they receive appropriate support.”