Policeman stabbed twice in Bournemouth attack


A policeman who was stabbed twice in Dorset has suffered serious injuries.

The 35-year-old male officer suffered stab wounds while conducting inquiries along Surrey Road in Bournemouth at about 1955 GMT on Monday.

He was taken to Poole General Hospital for treatment, but his injuries are not life-threatening and his condition is described as stable.

Police said a 42-year-old man from Bournemouth had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

They are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.

A knife was recovered and the scene continues to be examined.

Clive Chamberlain, Dorset Police Federation Chairman, said: "This was a most serious incident during which an on-duty police officer was stabbed twice - he is fortunate to have survived.

"In this case, we are specifically talking about the alleged attempted murder of a police officer, who was carrying out his duty to protect the community."

Mr Chamberlain added: "Our thoughts are still very much with our injured colleague and his family, together with our best wishes for a speedy recovery."

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Dorset Police.

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