Three teenagers have been charged after the assault of a police officer in West Byfleet who was attempting to enforce quarantine restrictions during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

As the Comet previously reported, assault happened on Thursday, May 21.

It led to the officer who was targeted by the youths being hospitalised due to the injuries he sustained.

On Saturday (May 23), Surrey Police confirmed that three people arrested in the aftermath of the assault had been charged with "assault against an emergency services worker".

"Surrey Police have charged three people after an officer was attacked in West Byfleet on Thursday evening (21 May).

"An, 18 (year-old-old) of no fixed address, a 15 year old from Woking and a 14 year old from Woking have been charged with assault against an emergency services worker.

"They have been released with bail conditions and due to appear at Guildford Magistrates Court on Friday, June 19," a police statement read.

Temporary Inspector David Bentley, Borough Commander for Woking added his thanks to the community in Byfleet in the wake of the attack:

"We would like to thank the local community, who have shown incredible kindness towards the officer," he said.