A 43-year-old Basingstoke man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a Hampshire Police officer was stabbed while responding to an incident in Basingstoke.
Hampshire Police Officers attended Churchill Way, Basingstoke, at 4.30pm yesterday following a concern for welfare call.
While at the scene, an officer was attacked by a man and left with serious injuries.
The officer was taken to North Hampshire Hospital.
Thankfully the officer who was was badly injured in the incident at an apartment block has now been released from hospital.
Alex Charge, Chairman of Hampshire Police Federation, said: “This was a despicable attack on a brave colleague and once again shows the daily dangers police officers face while protecting the public.
“Whilst our colleague has been released from hospital, he has suffered some serious injuries and the mental and physical scars will take some time to recover from. All Hampshire Police colleagues are wishing him all the best.
“Hampshire Police Federation will be supporting our colleague as he recovers, supporting his family, and also supporting the officer’s close colleagues who have to carry on the job of policing.”