A male has been arrested for attacking a police officer in Basingstoke. The incident happened in Churchill Way, Basingstoke, at around 16:30 hours.
Police had responded to a residential address after a ‘concern for welfare’ call was made to Hampshire Police.
Response team officers attended an address, and while dealing with the incident, one of the officers was attacked by a male.
A call for urgent assistance was put out by the officers, and every available police unit attended the scene.
The officer was rushed to North Hampshire Hospital where his injuries were described as ‘serious but not life-threatening’. He has since been discharged from hospital and is now recovering at home.
Police confirmed that a 43-year-old man, from Basingstoke, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
A resident told the Basingstoke Gazette that the man in question had stabbed the police officer as he approached, but Hampshire Police has not confirmed this.
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.
“Whilst our colleague has been released from hospital, he has suffered some serious injuries and the mental and physical scars will take some time to recover from.
“All Hampshire Police colleagues are wishing him all the best.
“Hampshire Police Federation will be supporting our colleague as he recovers, supporting his family, and also supporting the officer’s close colleagues who have to carry on the job of policing.”
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