REGIONAL: HAMPSHIRE POLICE OFFICER STABBED SEVERAL TIMES – ATTEMPTED MURDER ARREST MADE

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A Hampshire police officer has been stabbed several times whilst attending a concern for welfare call in Southampton.

The officer was deployed to check on the welfare of a man living at an address on Portswood Road in the city just after midday today (Thursday). The officer attending was then stabbed several times.

His injuries are serious, but not life threatening. His family has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

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A 51-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in police custody at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Brown has this evening said:

“Our thoughts are very much with the officer and his family at this time.

“We have a man in custody arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and we progressing the investigation, carrying out enquiries, conducting house to house visits and scoping CCTV opportunities.

“At the same time, we are providing support to the officer’s family and his colleagues following this incident.

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“I would like to reassure you that there we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public.”

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should call 101 and quote 44200400513.

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Joe

Of course you have to bring this up on an article about an officers stabbing, please stop it with the fear mongering, especially when the article your commenting on is about an attempted murder

Pablo

What you chatting? Already here if you stopped to look up from your phone for 2 minutes? Austerity they called it thats caused all this, mismanagement from the top and we all let this happen

Colin

I never knew Southampton is on the Isle of Wight . . .

Joe

Maybe it was an Isle of wight officer

Stephen

IE any update on the man hunt in lake/shanklin last week or is he still on the run?

Marc Riches

 
 

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