A NEIGHBOURHOOD police officer who was stabbed in the line of duty in Erdington yesterday (Tuesday 12 December) is making good progress in hospital.
The 36-year-old was stabbed in the neck and chest during an arrest attempt at a property on Wood End Road Just after 5pm.
The police constable underwent surgery for the wound to his neck overnight, which was successful and the chest wound is superficial. He remains sedated in hospital this morning.
While the arrest attempt was on-going, a number of specialist resources were sent to the scene to bring the incident to a safe conclusion, and the road was cordoned off.
An emergency search of the property was then carried out before a 48-year-old man was arrested initially on suspicion of two counts of GBH.
He remains in police custody and will be questioned in due course regarding the attempted murder on our officer.
Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell said: “I am so pleased to report that our officer is recovering well in hospital following surgery. It is still early days, but the messages of support to him and his family have made a huge difference.
“Our officers’ welfare is an absolute priority and I am proud of the colleagues who rushed to his aid and the support teams who brought this incident to a safe conclusion.”