Cop knocked out

Waikato Times Weekend - - NEWS -

A po­lice con­sta­ble was knocked un­con­scious and se­ri­ously in­jured while try­ing to ar­rest a man in Ro­torua overnight. About mid­night on Thurs­day the con­sta­ble and an­other of­fi­cer were re­spond­ing to an emer­gency call at an Owhata prop­erty, po­lice said. As the con­sta­ble was ar­rest­ing a man for al­legedly as­sault­ing a fe­male, a sec­ond of­fender jumped a fence and struck the of­fi­cer on the side of the head, knock­ing him un­con­scious. The of­fi­cer suf­fered se­ri­ous head in­juries and is in a sta­ble con­di­tion in Waikato Hos­pi­tal.

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