Man charged after police officer seriously injured in Newquay

A man has been charged following the incident in Newquay yesterday, 11 September.

An officer was airlifted to Royal Cornwall Hospital with serious burns.  He was later transferred to Derriford Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Blagovest Hadjigueorguiev, 30, of no fixed abode, Newquay, has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life and causing grievous bodily harm [GBH] with intent against a police officer.

He is further charged with attempted GBH with intent against a second police officer who was uninjured.

He is due to appear at Truro Magistrates’ Court today [Saturday 12 September].

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