Glasgow & West Scotland

Man charged with murder bid on police officer in Govan

A man has appeared in court in Glasgow charged with attempting to murder a police officer.

Paul Patterson allegedly stabbed PC Kevin Taylor on the leg with a knife during an incident in the Govan area of the city on Sunday.

The 38-year-old appeared in private at Glasgow Sheriff Court. He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

A second court hearing was scheduled for next week.

Mr Patterson, from Govan, is accused of struggling with PC Taylor and "repeatedly attempting to stab" him on the body with a knife.

It is claimed he stabbed him on the leg with a knife "to his severe injury and did attempt to murder him".

Mr Patterson faces other charges including being in possession of a metal pole and knife, and assaulting Wilson Martin.

Mr Martin, 49, also appeared in private at the court charged with behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, brandishing a hammer and challenging Mr Patterson to fight.

He is also accused of being in possession of a hammer.

Mr Martin made no plea or declaration and was granted bail. It is expected he will return to court at a later date.

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