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Police officer attacked by two men at Preston Railway Station

Posted on - 22nd April, 2019 - 9:12am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
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A police officer was attacked while trying to make an arrest at Preston Railway Station.

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British Transport Police said the officer was hit and knocked to the ground during the incident at 10.30pm on Sunday (21 April).

He was repeatedly kicked and punched after two men had been refused travel.

The officer managed to apprehend one of the men while being attacked.

Back-up arrived and pepper spray was used to subdue the two men who were arrested and remain in custody.

The officer has sustained multiple cuts and abrasions and bruising from being kicked in the back whilst on the ground.

Read more: Man attacked in brawl across platforms at Preston Railway Station

A spokesman for British Transport Police said: “He’s in remarkable spirits and receiving support from colleagues.”

Assistant Chief Constable for Lancashire Police Terry Woods tweeted: “Hope the officers is okay. Well done getting them locked up. Best wishes from Lancashire Police.”

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