Man arrested after police officer suffers serious injury in Bexhill

A police officer was taken to hospital with a serious hand injury after he attempted to stop a man riding an electric scooter in Bexhill.

Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 11:51 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 12:03 pm

A police spokesman said an 18-year-old man has since been arrested.

The incident happened at 6pm, on Tuesday (August 3), when a Police Constable went to stop a man riding an electric scooter in London Road, Bexhill.

He suffered a serious injury to his hand, according to police, and was treated at hospital.

Police have made an arrest

He was discharged from hospital later on Tuesday evening and is now recovering at home.

Police said an 18-year-old man was arrested at a nearby address on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, assault on an emergency worker by beating, and failing to stop for police.

He is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries, police said.