Police officer attacked in St Laurence graveyard

Emergency services were called to respond to the 'attack' Photo Emma Owen

A police officer has been knocked unconscious after being assaulted by a group of people in St Laurence graveyard at about 9.50pm tonight (February 2)

Emergency services including armed police, ambulance, police helicopter and fire crews are in the area of Manston Road, Ramsgate.

Photo Emma Jane Nettleingham

The officer was treated at the scene for a head injury and has been taken to  hospital as a precaution.

Officers are carrying out searches of the local area and are being assisted by the National Police Air Service helicopter.

Traffic was being diverted from the St Lawrence roundabout and roundabouts on surrounding roads although access now appears to be open.

No arrests have been made at this time.

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