A MAN has been charged in connection with an assault on a police officer in Bromsgrove.

The assault happened in a pub on Austin Road in Bromsgrove on Saturday afternoon (February 8).

James Bateman, aged 23, of no fixed abode, appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court today (Monday, February 10) in connection with the incident.

The male officer did not require hospital treatment but was cared for by the ambulance service for injuries to his throat and face.