Lincolnshire Police officer suspended over 'assault'

A senior police officer has been suspended after an alleged assault in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire Police said an investigation was under way after an "allegation of assault in relation to a serving Lincolnshire Police officer".

The incident took place on the evening of Good Friday, 30 March, the force confirmed.

"The officer has been suspended from duty while the investigation is carried out", it added.

The matter has been referred to the force's professional standards department.

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