Police officer knocked unconscious in graveyard attack
He was taken to hospital with a head injury, police said.
A police officer has been taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious in a graveyard as he was assaulted by a group of people.
Kent Police said the officer was attacked in the Ramsgate graveyard at about 10pm on Friday.
Officers launched a search of the area near Manston Road with help from a police helicopter after the incident.
We are currently in the area of Manston Road, #Ramsgate, after a police officer was knocked unconscious in a graveyard. He has been taken to hospital as a precaution and we are currently carrying out searches to find those responsible.— Kent Police (UK) (@kent_police) February 3, 2018
The force said: “The officer is reported to have been knocked unconscious after being assaulted by a group of people in a graveyard at about 9.50pm.
“He was treated at the scene for a head injury and has been taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
“We are carrying out searches of the local area and are being assisted by the National Police Air Service helicopter.”
No arrests have been made.