Police officer stabbed with sword in Northampton

A police officer has been injured after being stabbed in the leg with a sword in Northampton.

The officer was attacked when he was called to the town's Lakeview area on Sunday evening.

He was treated at Northampton General Hospital for a serious but not life-threatening wound, Ch Supt Paul Fell of Northamptonshire Police said.

A man has been arrested and Ch Supt Fell said police were not looking for anyone else.

"Officers were called to an incident in Appleby Walk at about 19:45 GMT and an officer was stabbed in the leg with a sword," he said.

"The officer is expected to make a full recovery."

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