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Image caption The officers had forced entry to a home in Darwen before they were attacked. A man has been charged after seven police officers were sprayed with ammonia during an emergency call. A sergeant was seriously injured during the incident in Ash Grove in Darwen, Lancashire, on Tuesday morning. Paul Elliot, 46, of no fixed address, is accused of six counts of "throwing corrosive fluid on a person" with intent to burn, maim, disfigure or disable any person or to do some grievous bodily harm to any person. He is due before magistrates later. Mr Elliot is also charged with wounding and attempted wounding and is scheduled to appear at Preston Magistrates' Court. On Wednesday, the police... Full story

18 April