Man arrested after officer stabbed in Birmingham

A West Midlands Police officer was stabbed in the shoulder while responding to reports of a man armed with a knife in Birmingham.

Jan 26, 2023
By Paul Jacques
Picture: West Midlands Police

The force said the officer’s injuries were not life-threatening or life-changing, and a man in his forties remains in custody while investigations continue.

The officer was one of three police constables called to an address in Reeves Road shortly after 6am on Wednesday (January 25) where “serious disorder” was taking place.

“When they arrived, they found a man armed with a knife, who stabbed one of the officers in the shoulder when they tried to arrest him,” said West Midlands Police.

“The man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of wounding with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of a knife in a public place.

“We take assaults against our officers incredibly seriously and are supporting the officer who was assaulted.

“Officers keep us safe every day and deserve to be able to do their job without fear of being attacked.”

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