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Police officer is airlifted to hospital after suffering severe burns

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer in Newquay, Cornwall.

The officer was seriously injured and sustained a number of burns to his arms and legs following the assault at around 10.20am on Friday, Devon and Cornwall Police said. 

He was taken to hospital with severe injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. The man remains in police custody.

A witness told CornwallLive they saw a man being restrained by officers.

Police were called to Trevenson Road, Newquay (pictured) at around 10.20 am today

Police were called to Trevenson Road, Newquay (pictured) at around 10.20 am today

They said: ‘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.’ 

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 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.’

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