Officer stabbed during raid

A police officer has been taken to hospital after being stabbed during the execution of a search warrant.

Sep 21, 2017

A police officer has been taken to hospital after being stabbed during the execution of a search warrant. South Wales Police said the detective constable was admitted to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where he was treated for his injuries, which are neither life threatening nor life changing. The attack took place around 10pm on Tuesday (September 19) at an address on Newport Road in Cardiff. Abdirahman Hashi, 26, has been charged with the possession of an offensive weapon and wounding with intent. He will appear before Cardiff Magistrates’ Court later on Thursday (September 21). Following the incident, Assistant Chief Constable Rich Lewis, tweeted: “Officers face risk of assault & injury every day when doing their duty on behalf of the community. “No cliche that they walk towards danger.” A post on South Wales Police’s Facebook page said: “Incidents such as this highlight the risks police officers face daily. We wish the DC involved a speedy recovery.”

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