Eastbourne stabbing: Attempted murder arrest after officer seriously injured in knife attack

Eastbourne stabbing: Attempted murder arrest after officer seriously injured in knife attack

A police officer has been left seriously injured after he was stabbed in East Sussex.

Sussex Police said officers were called to Terminus Road, Eastbourne, where the officer was attacked shortly after 1am on Monday.

He suffered a serious stab wound to the leg and was rushed to Brighton’s Sussex County Hospital for treatment.

A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, wounding with intent and assault by beating of an emergency worker, the force said.

He remains in police custody.

Detectives have now released CCTV images of a number of people who were in the area before the attack, some of whom may have spoken to the suspect.

Chief Constable Jo Shiner said: “It is thanks to comprehensive training and the fast-thinking of those at the scene that I am not reporting something far more serious today.

“The injured officer was able to move away and self-administer medical intervention whilst his two junior colleagues – both just 15 months into their policing careers – apprehended the suspect.

“The actions of all three officers, as well as colleagues who swiftly came to their aid, are to be commended.”

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