British police officer stabbed in leg - Man arrested for attempted murder

The man, in his 40s, was arrested after stabbing an on-duty police officer in the leg in Eastbourne, Sussex.

The officer was attacked after being called to a property in the town on Terminus Road around 1am this Monday morning.

He was rushed to hospital, and a 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, wounding with intent and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

The way the officers and emergency workers handled the situation has been praised across the board.

Praising her officers, Chief Constable Jo Shiner said: “The events overnight starkly demonstrate the risk that all police officers and frontline staff face every day whilst performing their duties to protect the public.

“It is thanks to comprehensive training and the fast-thinking of those at the scene that I am not reporting something far more serious today.

“The injured officer was able to move away and self-administer medical intervention whilst his two junior colleagues – both just 15 months into their policing careers – apprehended the suspect.

“The actions of all three officers, as well as colleagues who swiftly came to their aid, are to be commended.”

CCTV images have been released to help trace witnesses to the attack.


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