Newquay: Policeman airlifted to hospital with serious burns after ‘attempted murder’
A policeman has been airlifted to hospital with burns after he was attacked in Newquay.
A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder of an officer by Devon and Cornwall Police.
The officer was left with burns to his arms and legs but they are not thought to be life-threatening.
Emergency services were called at around 10.20am to Trevenson road after reports of a “male behaving aggressively”.
It is unclear what the exact nature of the burns are.
A statement from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “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 by air ambulance and his next of kin have been informed.
“Emergency services remain at the scene at this time.”
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