A police officer was assaulted in Cirencester last night as he responded to a report of a disturbance.

Shortly after 11pm police were called to Middle Mead where it was reported that a man was causing a disturbance in the street.

When the police arrived the man was inside a property.

A police officer was hit in the face while dealing with the situation inside the building.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and is in custody.

The officer suffered minor injuries.

Anyone with information about the incident can submit it to Gloucestershire Constabulary by calling 101 and quoting incident 458 of August 19.