Officers investigating a serious assault on two police officers have charged a man after one of the police officers was repeatedly stabbed.
Timothy Walsh, aged 51, of Portswood Road, Southampton, has been charged with attempted murder on one officer and attempted section 18 GBH on a second officer.
The officers were deployed to check on the welfare of a man living at an address on Portswood Road, Southampton just after midday on Thursday 15 October.
Police Officer Stabbed Several Times
One of the response team officers who attended the address was then stabbed several times.
He was rushed to hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, and he has since been discharged and is recovering at home with his family.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Brown said:
“This was a horrific incident to have happened to an officer whilst on duty.
“Fortunately, his injuries are not life-threatening, and we very pleased that he is now back at home and able to recover with his family.
“Our specialist officers continue to support both officers and their families following this incident.”
Appeal For Information
Anyone with any information regarding this incident should call 101 and quote 44200400513.
Walsh appeared before Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 17 October.
It is not clear at this stage if the officers were carrying a taser or if the incident was recorded on a body-worn video camera.
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