09/02/2013 11:41 EDT | Updated 11/02/2013 05:12 EDT

Milton officer charged with assaulting suspect

A Halton Region police constable has been charged with assault related to an incident that occurred while he was on duty.

The officer was investigating a disturbance report last Monday in Milton, west of Toronto. During the investigation, a man who had just been arrested alleged that the constable assaulted him.

The man didn't suffer "significant" injuries and there was no need for medical attention, police say.

Const. Dwain Newham is due to appear in Milton court on Sept. 25 to answer to the assault charges.