Police assaulted following funeral wake fight

Three officers were assaulted
Three officers were assaulted
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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officers following a fight at a funeral wake in Burnley.

Three officers were assaulted, including one who was spat on, after police were called to the Rosegrove area of town on Wednesday morning following reports of trouble at a wake.

A police spokesman said: "We were called around 11-45pm yesterday (Wednesday) to reports of an assault in Burnley.

"Police attended Rosegrove Lane following an altercation between a group of men and women. During the incident several officers suffered minor injuries attempting to arrest a man and woman."

A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer and are currently in custody.