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Police officer seriously injured after sword attack in Manchester

Brave unarmed police officers tackle a man armed with a sword, two of them are slashed with the sword across the face, ears and forehead.

One of those police officer has been left with “serious injuries” after being slashed with a sword in Manchester on Sunday.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they have arrested 23 year-old-man after a number of officers were slashed with a sword in Whalley Range at about 1.50pm,

Police have said that the police officer is in hospital with what is described as serious injuries.

A number of roads around Demesne Road, the residential street where the incident happened, have been closed off.

Footage of the incident showed two police vans and a car blocking Demesne Road as officers get out of the vans, some with riot shields.

A man can be seen running down from a terraced house and the officers can be seen backing off as one points a stun gun at him.

They get the man on the ground on his back.

Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of Greater Manchester Police posted a tweet that read Outstanding bravery from @gmpolice officers this afternoon. Putting themselves in extreme danger to protect the public. Very privileged to be the Chief of a Force that has such courageous & selfless officers.

Our thoughts are with all the officers involved within today’s incident, we hope they all have a quick recovery.

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