A man who was detained after a police officer was stabbed has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.
The police constable was stabbed in the neck and chest during an attempted arrest at 5pm on Tuesday (12 December).
A 48-year-old man was arrested at an address in Wood End Road in Erdington, Birmingham.
The 36-year-old officer, who works with a Neighbourhood Taskforce Unit, has made 'good progress' in hospital having undergone surgery.
Officers had moved in to arrest the man following allegations he’d left a neighbour with a broken collarbone and facial injuries during an assault.
The suspect has been taken to a secure hospital facility where he will be assessed by mental health professionals before a decision is made on whether he is fit to go through the criminal justice process.