Man arrested after attempting to murder a Police Officer

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Man arrested after attempting to murder a police officer in Newport.

A police sergeant was stabbed in the abdomen as he responded to an emergency incident.

Officers arrived on the scene and quickly reported a fire during the incident a police sergeant was stabbed and another officer suffered from Smoke Inhalation effects.

Gwent Police said the 47-year-old sergeant suffered “wounds to the abdomen” but was in a stable condition at the Royal Gwent Hospital. 

He had been called to an address on St Vincent Lane at 05:15 BST. 

The arrested man, in his 30s and from Newport, has also been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

After the officers arrived at the scene they reported a fire, and firefighters were called to put out the blaze. 

A 33-year-old PC was also taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. 

The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of a police officer.