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Police officer beaten unconscious in Kent

Ch Insp David Cooper, of Kent Police, appeals for help finding the attackers

A female police officer has been beaten unconscious and kicked during a routine stop-check on a Transit van that had its rear number plate missing.

Pc Fran Croucher was attacked by two of the van's occupants after she ordered them to pull over in Crockenhill Road, Swanley, Kent, on Thursday night.

The pair then got back into the van and drove off in the direction of Bromley.

Pc Croucher was found unconscious on the ground by colleagues and taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

The attack, which took place at about 2030 GMT, left her with cuts and bruises.

Kent Police described the assault as "unprovoked and vicious", and said they were looking for a blue Transit van that had three men inside.

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