Sussex

Police officer knocked unconscious during arrest in Chichester

Forensic officer Image copyright Eddie Mitchell
Image caption Forensic officers have been gathering evidence at the scene of the disturbance

A police officer was beaten unconscious by a man who escaped despite being Tasered and pepper sprayed.

Police were called to reports of a fight in Whyke Road, Chichester, at 22:20 BST on Saturday.

One of the men ran away but was found in an industrial estate where he allegedly attacked the officer. Efforts to detain him failed.

A 37-year-old was eventually arrested at a house in Merston following a three-hour stand-off.

Sussex Police said the officer was knocked out and suffered a head injury in the attack.

He was taken to hospital but has since been released to recover at home.

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