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Two police officers stabbed while attending emergency call

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A man has been arrested after two police officers were stabbed while dealing with an emergency call.

The police officers one male and one female have been taken to hospital following the attack this morning.

The incident happened in Greenock, Inverclyde. Following the incident a 43-year-old man has been arrested.

Police said the incident was not terror-related and there is no risk to the wider public.

Interim Police Constable for Police Scotland, DCC Iain Livingstone praised the “incredible bravery” and “courage” of the injured officers.

The officers were taken to Inverclyde Royal Infirmary and their families have been informed, police said.

A large section of Gateside Gardens has been cordoned off and several police vehicles remain in the area.

A team of forensic officers could be seen examining a section of Grieve Road where a shoe and an item of clothing lay in the street.

Chair of the Scottish Police Federation, Andrea MacDonald said: “Our thoughts are with the injured officers and their families. Once again we see how difficult and dangerous a job it is.

“Police officers put themselves between other professionals and the public and dangerous individuals, sometimes with life-changing consequences for themselves and their families. We wish our colleagues a speedy and full recovery.”

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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