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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT: Police officer seriously injured in knife attack

It happened on a quiet street in Lancashire. Eyewitnesses have told ITV News how a 'massive' police response arrived at the scene moments after one of their own was attacked with a knife. He suffered serious injuries to the torso and face.

Police say the officer has now been discharged from hospital.

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Man arrested for Anfield Police firebomb attack

A still from footage of the attack Credit: Liverpool Echo

Merseyside Police has confirmed that a 22-year-old man from Anfield has today been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault following an incident in Townsend Lane, Anfield yesterday where a suspected petrol bomb was thrown in the direction of police officers.

Police say the man has been taken to a police station to be interviewed and enquiries are ongoing into the incident.

This news comes after police confirmed that they have also arrested a 25-year-old male on suspicion of drugs offences in relation to the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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