A 43-year-old male who was arrested by Hampshire Police on 12th April on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer has been released from police custody but ‘remains under investigation’.
At around 16:30 hours on 12th April, response team officers from Hampshire Police responded to a residential address in Churchill Way, Basingstoke following a ‘concern for welfare’ call.
As police spoke with the suspect, one of the officers, a male in his 20’s, was stabbed with two knives.
The injured officer suffered stab wounds to his head, neck and hands and was treated at the scene by his colleagues before being rushed to hospital.
The officer was discharged from hospital on 13th April and is now recovering from his injuries at home with his family.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Police confirmed that the suspect has been detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act.
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