A Police Officer has suffered from “life-changing injuries” after being attacked in Newquay, the Police chief for Cornwall has confirmed.
A 30-year-old male from Newquay was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was severely burnt.
Chief Superintendent Ian Drummond-Smith, Police Commander for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly tweeted: “Very serious incident. My thoughts are with our officer.
“Police officer airlifted to hospital with life-changing injuries. Male arrested for the attempted murder of officer. I will be in Newquay this afternoon to see team and speak with media.”
Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police attended reports of a man behaving aggressively on Trevenson Road, in Newquay this morning (September 11).
A force spokesperson said that a police officer was assaulted and sustained a number of burns to his arms and legs. The officer’s injuries have been described as severe but are not believed to be life-threatening.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were called to Trevenson Road, Newquay at around 10.20 am today following reports of a male behaving aggressively.
“Whilst at the scene an officer has been assaulted and sustained a number of burns to his arms and legs – the officer has severe injuries but they are not currently believed to be life-threatening.
“He has been taken to Treliske hospital (Royal Cornwall Hospital) by air ambulance and his next of kin have been informed.
“A 30-year-old man, from Newquay, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer and remains in police custody at this time.
“Emergency services remain at the scene at this time.”
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