Breaking news: Police officer hurt in attack on station

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A POLICEMAN has been injured and a patrol car destroyed by fire after a police station was attacked by youths.

An officer was hit by flying glass when a missile was thrown through a window at Washington Police Station at about 3am on Wednesday.

Six youths were seen running from the scene.

Two men, aged 17 and 19, were later arrested.

Northumbria Police said the attack was an “isolated” incident and there were no other reports of disorder.

A spokeswoman said: “This was an isolated incident, but we are prepared for all eventualities.”

The officer was taken to hospital for treatment for a “minor injury” and later released.

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