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Hartlepool Police officer attacked by man with a Knife

A Cleveland Police officer has been injured after a man pulled a knife on him during a routine policing incident.

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Officers were called to the Spar Store on King Oswy Drive Hartlepool at 6.45pm on Saturday night to reports that a man was drinking a bottle of wine in the store was causing a disturbance.

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When police arrived the man produced a knife and cut an officers forearm.

An eyewitness has told Police Hour that they heard shouting and screaming and then a lot of police units arrived.

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Police had to use a taser and the 36-year- old local man was arrested

He remains in police custody.

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