Police officer injured as man arrested in Welwyn Garden City bank fraud

A MAN has been arrested and a police officer hospitalised, following a confrontation inside a WGC bank where an allegedly fraudulent attempt to withdraw cash was made.

Police swooped on Santander in Howardsgate at around 4.40pm today (Tuesday) following reports of a man attempting to withdraw “a large sum of cash” without the correct documentation.

In the ensuing attempt to detain the suspect, a police officer injured his knee and was taken to the QEII Hospital in WGC.

A police spokesman said the officer’s injury was “not serious”.

* A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to withdraw money fraudulently and causing injury to a police officer.

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