Attempted murder arrest as policeman airlifted to hospital with burns

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

The officer sustained a number of burns to his arms and legs during the incident on Trevenson Road at around 10.20am, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

He was airlifted to hospital with injuries described as severe but not life-threatening.

The suspect remains in police custody, reports CornwallLive.

Several emergency services vehicles were seen attending the scene near Newquay Tretherras School. The incident is not believed to be related to the school.

A force spokesperson said a police officer was assaulted and sustained a number of burns to his arms and legs. The officer is described as having severe injuries that are not currently believed to be life-threatening.

The officer has been airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital and his family have been informed. The arrested man is currently being held in police custody.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and Cornwall Air Ambulance were also in attendance.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were called to Trevenson Road, Newquay at around 10.20am 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 (Royal Cornwall 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.

“Emergency services remain at the scene at this time.”

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