Officer knocked out in graveyard attack

A policeman has been taken to hospital after he was attacked and knocked unconscious in a graveyard in Kent.

The officer was assaulted by a group of people near Manston Road in Ramsgate on Friday night.

Searches of the area with help from a police helicopter have been carried out, but no arrests have been made.

Kent Police 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.”