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Kent attack claim police woman arrested

A Kent policewoman who said she had been beaten unconscious and kicked during a routine stop and check operation has been arrested.

Pc Fran Croucher was questioned on suspicion of misconduct and has been suspended while inquiries continue.

Kent Police appealed for information after the incident in Crockenhill Road, Swanley, on 14 January.

Pc Croucher said she had been attacked during the routine search of a van which had a missing rear number plate.

She was taken to hospital and later discharged.

In a statement, the police force said: "An officer has been interviewed by the force's professional standards department as part of an investigation into an alleged assault.

"The officer is suspended from duty while the investigation continues, and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

"No further comment will be made while the investigation continues."

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