A COUPLE in their 20s have been arrested following an assault on a police officer in Newport on Monday evening.

A spokesperson for the Hampshire constabulary said: "Police were called just before 9.30pm on Monday 18 May to reports of a possible fight in the street on Wellesley Way, Newport.

"Officers attended and attempted to deal with the situation, but were assaulted.

"A 26-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both from Newport, were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.

"The woman was also arrested for a public order offence, and the man was also arrested for obstructing a police officer in their duty. They have been released on police bail as enquiries continue."