Glasgow & West Scotland

Man faces attempted murder charge over police officer stabbings

PC Kenny MacKenzie and PC Laura Sayer Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Constables Kenny McKenzie and Laura Sayer suffered serious injuries

A 43-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of two police officers who were stabbed in Greenock.

Constables Kenny McKenzie, 43, and Laura Sayer, 39, were seriously injured after being called to a house in the town's Gateside Gardens on Friday.

William Taylor made no plea when he appeared at Greenock Sheriff Court and was remanded in custody.

He is expected to appear in court again later this month.

PC Sayer has six months' service with Police Scotland and is still on her probationary period.

PC MacKenzie has nine years' service.

A force spokeswoman confirmed both officers were released from hospital at the weekend.

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Image caption The officers had been called to an incident in Gateside Gardens in Greenock

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