Of­fi­cer knocked un­con­scious in church­yard at­tack

The Sunday Telegraph - - News -

A PO­LICE of­fi­cer was knocked un­con­scious when he was at­tacked by a gang at a grave­yard in Kent.

The of­fi­cer, who was on duty at the time, was in­jured in the grounds of St Lawrence Church in Manston Road, Rams­gate, at around 10pm on Fri­day. The po­lice­man was treated at the scene for a head in­jury and was taken to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. He has since been dis­charged.

The in­ci­dent was at­tended by armed po­lice units and a search of the nearby area was car­ried out with the as­sis­tance of the Na­tional Po­lice Air Ser­vice he­li­copter.

A Kent Po­lice spokesman said: “It was re­ported that one of the peo­ple who as­saulted the of­fi­cer may have been in pos­ses­sion of a firearm and armed of­fi­cers at­tended the scene as a pre­cau­tion.”

In a tweet, Kent Po­lice said: “A po­lice of­fi­cer was knocked un­con­scious in a grave­yard. He has been taken to hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion and we are cur­rently car­ry­ing out searches to find those re­spon­si­ble.”

So far no ar­rests have been made and po­lice are ap­peal­ing for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact of­fi­cers.

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