Coronavirus: a police officer attacked by a group of young people he was investigating for violation of the rules of social distancing | UK News

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A police officer was rushed to hospital after being attacked by a group of young adults he was investigating for a possible violation of the coronavirus guidelines.

The police officer, who worked alone, was called to West Byfleet Park outside southwest London at 7:40 p.m. after a report that the group may have flouted social distancing guidelines, police said. from Surrey.

The attack took place while the officer was talking to the men and was rushed to hospital with minor wrist and head injuries, the force said.

Three people, including an adult and two minors, were arrested shortly after and placed in police custody.

Images of the incident appear to be circulating on social media, with police urging the public to refrain from sharing it more widely.

All witnesses should call 101 citing PR / 45200052505.

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