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Stabbed officer honoured for bravery

A police officer who was stabbed while trying to tackle a knife-wielding man at a mosque in Birmingham, has been honoured for his overall bravery on duty.

PC Adam Koch, suffered multiple knife wounds when he confronted the man who allegedly stabbed three members of the congregation at the mosque in Ward End at the weekend. PC Koch has already paid tribute to the worshippers who helped him overpower the man.

Injured police officer back home

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You'll be glad to know that Adam is back home getting some well earned sleep! The rest of us have had a small get together to celebrate!

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Policeman stabbed at mosque says he owes a 'massive debt of thanks'

A West Midlands Police officer being hailed a hero for tackling a knifeman in a Birmingham mosque says he owes a 'massive debt of thanks' to worshippers who helped him overpower the man.

PC Adam Koch, 31, suffered multiple knife wounds when he confronted a man who had allegedly stabbed three members of the congregation at Madrassa Qasim Uloom mosque, Washwood Heath Road on the evening of 15th June.

"I owe those people a massive debt of thanks and help if it wasn't for their help, bravely running towards a man they'd already seen brandishing a large knife, I may not be here today.

"As soon as I'm back on my feet I intend to visit the mosque and ask the imam to pass on my gratitude to the worshippers who put their own safety in jeopardy to assist me.

"In the end it was a great community effort to overpower the man and arrest him."

– PC Adam Koch

Stabbed policeman tweets thanks after undergoing surgery

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'Borrowing' the team account to say a big 'Thank You' to all for your tweets of support. It means a lot to know the community has our backs.

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I also want to thank @officialwmas for sorting me out at the scene. The gents in the mosque for risking their safety to help me #oneteam

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I'm currently recovering from my surgery but hope to be back on my feet ASAP. Thanks again to everyone that helped put me back together x

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