A 30-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder after a police officer was attacked whilst responding to an incident in Newquay this morning (11th September).
A spokesperson for Devon & Cornwall confirmed that officers were called to Trevnson Road, Newquay, at around 10:20 this morning following reports made by a member of the public that a male was acting aggressively.
Whilst at the scene, an officer who responded to the call for help has been assaulted and sustained a number of severe burns to his arms and legs. A call was put out to all surrounding units for urgent assistance and all available police resources rushed to the scene.
The officer has serious injuries, but they are not thought at this time to be life-threatening. The injured officer has been taken to Treliske Hospital via Air Ambulance, and his next of kin have been informed.
As the incident unfolded, a witness told Cornwall Live :
“There are lots of police, air ambulance and fire fighters near Newquay Tretherras School.
“A man is being restained by police in plain clothes with body armour and guns, with the incident taking place in a field opposite the school.”
Chief Supt Ian Drummond-Smith, Police Commander for Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, tweeted to say:
‘Very serious incident. My thoughts with our officer. Police Officer airlifted to hospital with life-changing injuries. Male arrested for attempted murder of officer I will be in Newquay this afternoon to see the team and speak with media’.
This article will be updated with further information just as soon as we get it.
Before you go...
WE NEED YOUR HELP.Here at Emergency Services News, we aim to tell you stories that the mainstream media are not interested in reporting. Whilst the MSM love to berate and ridicule the emergency services, who is there to report on the realities of serving on the front line?
Emergency Services News is currently a loss-making entity. But our team of volunteers, all former emergency services personnel, do not do it for the money.
We do it because we are sick and tired of the mainstream media constantly trying to undermine the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep you and your family safe.
How many MSM journalists who speak ill of the emergency services have actually dared to don the uniform and risk their own lives to save the life of a complete stranger? If you would like to help back our mission of reporting on fact-based news, then please consider helping to support us financially.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.