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Officer stabbed during arrest making 'good progress'

The incident happened in Erdington, Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

A police officer who was stabbed in the line of duty in Birmingham is making 'good progress', West Midlands Police have said.

The 36-year-old was stabbed in the neck and chest during an arrest attempt in Erdington yesterday (12 December).

The police constable underwent surgery for the wound to his neck overnight, which was 'successful' and the chest wound is 'superficial'. He remains sedated in hospital this morning.

Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell said:

I am so pleased to report that our officer is recovering well in hospital following surgery. It is still early days, but the messages of support to him and his family have made a huge difference.

Our officers’ welfare is an absolute priority and I am proud of the colleagues who rushed to his aid and the support teams who brought this incident to a safe conclusion.

– West Midlands Police, Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell

Police searched the property on Wood End Road and a 48-year-old man was arrested initially on suspicion of two counts of GBH.

He remains in police custody and is due to be questioned over the attack.