TWO police officers were assaulted while attempting to arrest a suspect in Andover last night.

Police attended Picket Twenty Way shortly after 8pm following reports of a suspected drink driver.

When the pair tried to engage with the driver, a 33-year-old man from Bracknell, he quickly became aggressive and assaulted both officers - who each sustained bruising, soft tissue damage and grazes.

The man was eventually restrained and police have since thanked members of the public who were forced to intervene.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: "A 33-year-old man from Bracknell was arrested on suspicion of being unfit through drink or drugs, two counts of assaulting a police officer, causing actual bodily harm and racially aggravated public order. He is currently in police custody."

Chief Inspector Kory Thorne said: "Reflecting on last night - two Andover response officers were injured dealing with a suspected drink driver. I'm grateful to members of the public who stepped in to help the officers. I will be contacting those people to thank them. The officers, thankfully, were not seriously hurt.