Man, 30, charged after police officer suffers serious burns during eviction in Newquay

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<p>Blagovest Hadjigueorguiev, 30, appeared at Truro Magistrates' Court accused of three offences - arson with intent to endanger life, causing grievous bodily harm with intent against a police officer, and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm against a second officer.</p><p>The officer, who is 51 but has not been named, sustained a "number of burns to his arms and legs" during an incident in Trevenson Road, Newquay on Friday morning, Devon and <a href="https://news.sky.com/topic/cornwall-6012" target="_blank"><strong>Cornwall</strong></a> Police said.</p><p>He was one of a number called to help with a man behaving aggressively towards bailiffs carrying out an eviction on a stretch of private land there, the court heard.</p><p>The man was arrested and the officer, who is well known in the town and a former soldier, was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske.</p><p>He was later transferred to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, where he remains in a stable condition with injuries described as severe but not life-threatening.</p><p>Chief Supt Drummond-Smith said the officer was "sat up and in good spirits" with his family by his bedside on Saturday.</p><p>Hadjigueorguiev is also charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm against a second officer, who was uninjured.</p><p>He did not enter a plea in court and was remanded in custody to next appear before Truro Crown Court on 13 October, Chief Supt Drummond-Smith said.</p>