Pc hurt in fire-bomb attack
Maurice Mcleod is a London-based journalist, a regular blogger (at http://marmosetmowords.wordpress.com/), and a member of Writers of Colour (www.mediadiversityuk.com). He was a communications manager at voluntary sector champion NCVO and is the director of communications company Marmoset Media.
Thursday 04 May 2000
A policeman is recoevering from burns after a Welsh police station was fire bombed in the early hours of this morning.
The officer, from Bettws police station in Newport, South Wales, was injured when a bomb was thrown while he was outisde the station.
He was taken to Morriston Hospital in Swansea and is being treated for minor burns.
The officer is expected to be released today.
Chief Inspector Ray Wise, of Gwent Police, said: "This appears to be a pre-planned attack on a police officer who is extremely lucky that his injuries are not more serious.
"This is a cowardly attack and I am sure the community of Bettws will be revolted by it. We need their help to detect this offence.
"It is a tribute to the officer that his concerns relate to resuming his duties in Bettws, where he enjoys his work."
sportLiverpool 5 Norwich City 1: Uruguayan striker has now scored 11 league goals against the club
arts + entsOlivier-nominated actor and singer is set to star in Lloyd Webber's musical about the Profumo affair
filmWith more than 70 per cent of early films lost, archivists are scouring the world to preserve the precious examples that remain
sportThe coach of Chalfont St Peter's under-10s football team was relieved of his duties after he sent an email to parents that said: 'I am only interested in winning'
techA piece of new hi-tech kit aims to get us scribbling again
indybestMake getting out of the wrong side of bed on cold winter mornings a thing of the past with our selection of night-time covers
life + styleClarissa Baldwin is the brains behind the slogan 'A Dog is for Life not just for Christmas'
Work until you’re 70: Chancellor accused of ‘living in fantasy land’ over Autumn Statement pension reforms
What made Charles Saatchi grab my throat, by Nigella Lawson - as she accuses him of threatening to 'destroy' her with drug claims
Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert
Paul Walker death: Eight-year-old son of Porsche driver Roger Rodas tried to rescue his father
- 1 North Korea: Kim Jong Un 'sacks powerful uncle and has his aides executed'
- 2 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 3 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 4 A forgotten episode in Russian history leaves links with the Philippines
- 5 ‘Put it in my mouth’: Viewers outraged by apparent reference to oral sex in VIP e-cig advert
£50000 - £70000 per annum + London: Harrington Starr: Senior Automation QA Eng...
£35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits : Harrington Starr: SQL 2008 R2/2012 Deve...
£38000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Creative Audit Se...
£45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: SQL Developer (TSQL, P...