Police officer rushed to hospital with 'serious injuries' after college attack in Scunthorpe as boy, 15, arrested

A POLICE officer has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries following an assault at a college in Scunthorpe. 

Humberside Police tonight confirmed a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after the incident at 2.40pm this afternoon. 

A 23-year-old man was also taken into custody on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Humberside Police said the alleged attack happened while two officers were on the premises responding to a separate incident.

Home Secretary Priti Patel condemned the "shocking and senseless" attack.

Ms Patel tweeted: "A shocking and senseless attack on a police officer yesterday.

"Assaulting our frontline emergency services is totally unacceptable.

"Wishing the officer a speedy recovery."

The incident is isolated and there is no further threat to the public, the force confirmed.

A scene guard remains in place.

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Chief Constable Lee Freeman tweeted: "A serious injury to one of my officers from Scunthorpe today whilst they were simply doing their job protecting others.

"We are supporting their family & colleagues and we will provide further updates when we can."

Karl Turner, Labour MP for East Hull, wrote: "We must never tolerate assaults on police officers when they are doing their jobs."

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