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Police officer attacked in West Byfleet while investigating possible breach of lockdown rules

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Police officer attacked in West Byfleet while investigating possible breach of lockdown rules

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 7:15am 22nd May 2020.

A Surrey police officer has been attacked by a group of young men in West Byfleet suspected of breaching the Covid-19 guidelines, 

The officer, who was working alone, was called to West Byfleet Park  at 7.40pm after a report that the group may have been flouting social distancing guidelines.

The attack happened as he was speaking to them.

He was taken to hospital with minor injuries to the wrist and head.

Three people, including one adult and two juveniles, were arrested a short time later and have been taken into custody.

Footage of the incident appears to be circulating on social media, with Surrey Police urging the public to refrain from sharing it wider.

Any witnesses should call 101 quoting PR/ 45200052505.