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Nottinghamshire police officers given medical training for stab wounds

Training for stab wounds at Queen's Medical Centre. Credit: ITV News Central

Nottinghamshire police officers have been given advanced medical training for stab wounds at Queen's Medical Centre.

All front line officers were given this additional training to deal with incidents such as stabbings as a first response before paramedics arrive.

The Force has also invested in 300 medical packs that will go in the vehicles used by officers - including neighbourhood policing teams, Response officers, Neighbourhood Support Unit Officers and Operational Support officers.

Officers will be trained in using tourniquets to stop major bleeds and packing knife wounds.

Inspector Anwar Ahmed told ITV News Central how important this training is to the force.