Widnes man charged with assaulting two police officers Date published: 13th February 2019 10.42am

A 59-year-old man from Widnes has been charged with assaulting two police officers in the town.

Edwin Gibson, of Milton Road, was arrested at around 5am on Tuesday 12 February following an incident on Widnes Road.

As a result of the incident one police officer sustained a suspected broken nose and facial bruising and another suffered minor arm and elbow injuries.

Gibson has subsequently been charged with two counts of assault by beating of an emergency service worker.

He has been released on unconditional bail and is set to appear at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday March 19.