A police officer and a paramedic were attacked in Barnstaple in the early hours of Wednesday. Police were called to Sherry's Tavern at 12.15am and were attempting to arrest a 33-year-old on suspicion of assaulting a female member of staff. The suspect bec

A police officer and a paramedic were attacked in Barnstaple in the early hours of Wednesday.Police were called to Sherry's Tavern at 12.15am and were attempting to arrest a 33-year-old on suspicion of assaulting a female member of staff.The suspect became violent and attacked a male police officer by gouging at his eyes.A police spokesman said that the suspect also attacked a paramedic who was trying to help them.The suspect was detained and taken to Barnstaple Police Station.The officer who was attacked was treated for superficial injuries at the North Devon District Hospital.