Three officers injured in knife attack after responding to welfare incident
Three officers needed hospital treatment after being injured in a knife attack on Friday evening (June 2).
Cleveland Police said the officers had attended an address on Corfe Crescent, Billingham, at around 10.15pm following a concern for welfare report.
“While attending the incident, officers encountered a man with a knife who became aggressive towards officers,” the force said.
“Two Cleveland Police officers received puncture wounds while a third officer received slash wounds.
“All three were taken to hospital where they received stitches.”
Cleveland Police said a 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and was taken to hospital for minor injuries.
He is now in police custody.