Basingstoke man arrested after police officer stabbed

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to murder a police officer who was stabbed with two knives.

The officer received injuries to his head, neck and hands while attending a call about concern for someone's welfare in Churchill Way, Basingstoke, at 16:30 BST on Sunday.

He was taken to North Hampshire Hospital and was later released. Both knives have been seized.

A 43-year-old Basingstoke man remains in police custody.

Alex Charge, chairman of Hampshire Police Federation, said: "This was a despicable attack on a brave colleague and once again shows the daily dangers police officers face while protecting the public."

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