Wiltshire Police have confirmed that another officer has been injured whilst on duty.

A post on Twitter said: "A detention officer suffered a hairline fracture to their arm and five other officers and staff were injured while dealing with a suspect in custody in Swindon yesterday (24/08/19).

"At around 10.40pm last night officers were called to Groves Street, in Swindon, due to a report of a brick being thrown through a window.

"A 42-year-old local woman was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and taken to Gablecross Police Station.

"While she was in custody she became abusive and aggressive to officers and staff and bit, scratched and pushed those who were trying to deal with her.

"A female detention officer was bitten on the arm, resulting in broken skin and a hairline fracture.

"She was taken to hospital for treatment and is now recovering at home.

"In total, six police officers and custody staff were injured during the incident, although the majority of these were minor injuries.

"Inspector Carly Nesbitt, from the Community Policing Teams in Swindon, said: "It is completely unacceptable that our officers and staff were subjected to this nasty assault while simply doing their job.

"This level of violence is sadly becoming more commonplace and we now see our teams abused and assaulted on a daily basis.

"I would like to commend those on duty last night for their service and wish them all a swift recovery."