Police officer stabbed as he attended call-out in Northampton

A police officer is understood to have been stabbed in the hand as he tackled a crime in Northampton.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 10:14 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:10 pm

Witnesses described seeing 60 or more officers descend on Hardlands Road, Duston on Monday evening.

Residents were told that a male police officer, who had been called out to a disturbance, had been stabbed.

A man was arrested at the scene.

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Superintendent Chris Hillery said: “Police were called to an incident in Hardlands Road, Duston, at about 6.30pm yesterday evening (Monday, 4 July), during which a police officer was assaulted.

“The officer received stab wounds to his hand and was taken to Northampton General Hospital for treatment.

“A 47-year-old-man was arrested and is currently in police custody.”