Police officer knocked unconscious in graveyard attack

A police officer has been taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious in a graveyard as he was assaulted by a group of people.

Kent Police said the officer was attacked in the Ramsgate graveyard at about 10pm on Friday.

Officers launched a search of the area near Manston Road with help from a police helicopter after the incident.

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The force 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."

No arrests have been made.