Police officer attacked by mob
A POLICEMAN has been left with cuts and bruises to his head and legs after being kicked and punched by up to 20 people.The terrifying attack happened in the car park of the Flintknappers Pub, Brandon, to which the officer was called following reports of a disturbance.
A POLICEMAN has been left with cuts and bruises to his head and legs after being kicked and punched by up to 20 people.
The terrifying attack happened in the car park of the Flintknappers Pub, Brandon, to which the officer was called following reports of a disturbance.
The policeman, who is not being named, was trying to calm one man down when he was set upon by between 15 and 20 people.
A Suffolk police spokesman said: "The officer was called after reports some criminal damage was being caused outside of the pub.
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"The office walked towards this man saying he wanted to talk to him but then another man entered the scene and became abusive.
"Further people entered the scene and pushed the officer to the floor and he received kicks and punches from a number of individuals in the group."
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No one from the pub was available yesterday to comment on the incident, which left the officer suffering from minor cuts and bruises to the legs and head, and shaken by the ordeal.
The spokesman added: "We treat every incident of assault extremely seriously and we will be conducting a full and thorough investigation to identify and take appropriate action against the offenders.
"We would appeal for the public's help in assisting us with our enquiries and for them to contact us if they have any information."
The incident took place at about 11.30pm on October 16 and anyone with any information about the incident should contact Pc Keith Grant on 01284 774053.