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Woman charged with Class A drug possession and assaulting police officer in Sudbury

A police officer was allegedly punched in the face in Sudbury, while arresting a woman on suspicion of possession of drugs at the end of last week.

The incident occurred on Friday, when Suffolk Police attended an address in Newton Road, acting upon intelligence they had received, indicating that a male suspect wanted on a prison recall was located in a property.

Officers visited the address and, while conducting the arrest of the man, they also carried out a search of a woman who was also at the property.

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Following the search, a quantity of a substance suspected to be cocaine was recovered from the woman, which led to her being arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug.

In the process of carrying out the arrest, the woman assaulted a female police officer by striking her in the face, resulting in swelling and bruising around one of her eyes.

The woman was then further arrested on suspicion of assault on an police officer.

She was subsequently taken to the Suffolk Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds for questioning.

Rachel Ogilvie, 30, of Cavendish Way, Sudbury, has now been formally charged with assaulting a police officer and possession of a class A drug.

Ogilvie was later released on bail, and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, September 1, at 1.15pm

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