Brighton man held in police officer attempted murder probe

A man sustained two "self-inflicted" puncture wounds to his abdomen before being arrested on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer.

The man was seen in an "agitated state" in Whitehawk Hill Road, Brighton just after 13:35 BST, Sussex Police said.

The 62-year-old Brighton man was taken to hospital for treatment. Police used a Taser stun gun during the arrest.

He is being questioned on suspicion of affray, carrying a bladed weapon and attempted murder of a police officer.

A police spokesman said: "During the arrest he was Tasered and then sustained two abdomen puncture wounds, believed to be self-inflicted, from the knife."

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed of the incident.

The officer was not injured in the attack, Sussex Police said.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites