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UK: Newquay police officer suffers severe burns in attack

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer who has been left with severe burns to his arms and leg.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the officer was sent to Trevenson Road in Newquay, Cornwall, over reports a man was “behaving aggressively”.

The officer suffered the “severe but non life-threatening” burns at the scene and has been taken to Treliske Hospital by air ambulance.

A man, 30, from Newquay is in custody.

Ch Supt Ian Drummond-Smith said officers were called after a man who was living in a field without permission refused to leave when asked by bailiffs.He described it as a “very serious incident”, adding “My thoughts are with our officer.”

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