A drunk woman allegedly assaulted a police officer whilst she was being arrested in Ledgers Road, Chalvey.

Thames Valley Police officers were arresting the 32-year-old woman on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place at 10am on Sunday when she allegedly attacked the officer and could now face a potential charge of assaulting an emergency worker.

An officer from Slough wrote on the force’s official Twitter account: “Not even halfway through our shift and one of my officers has already been assaulted in Slough by a drunk female she was arresting. #Notpartofthejob”

But this was followed by a cheerier tweet in which the officer said:: “In better news, another of my team was treated to breakfast by a member of the public. #Thankyou #proudtoserve.”

The 32-year-old woman has since been released under investigation.

Over the last 12 months public order offences have shot up in Slough by 15 per cent.

Between October 2018 to September 2019 there has been 841 public order offences – a sharp rise from the 731 incidents recorded the year before.

Out of the 841, 476 have been recorded in this year’s latest quarter between April 1 and September 30.

The number has doubled from two years ago.

In the same period in 2016, 464 incidents were recorded.