Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Basingstoke man arrested after police officer stabbed

Churchill Place, Churchill Way, Basingstoke Image copyright Google
Image caption The officer was attacked in Churchill Way on Sunday, police said

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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