TOP police officers have said that assaults on officers in North Wales will not be tolerated – especially during a national health crisis.

North Wales chief constable Carl Foulkes has taken to social media to express his anger at the news six police officers were assaulted whilst on duty at the weekend.

He said: “A busy weekend across North Wales. Six of my officers were assaulted doing their duty – fortunately all are ok.

“Calls up 25 per cent and a small number of people seem to forget we are still in and not out of a national health crisis. Thank you to the majority who continue to do the right thing.”

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones commented: “I fully support the chief constable and his officers in their strategy for policing the region at this most difficult of times.”

A spokesman for North Wales Police has confirmed that the officers assaulted sustained minor injuries while dealing with an individual in custody and not several incidents spread across the weekend (May 30-31).

The spokesman adds: “North Wales Police will not tolerate assaults on officers. An assault of any kind should never be considered “part of the job”.

“Officers are out there doing a demanding job, working hard to protect the most vulnerable and to keep people safe.”