Police officer is stabbed multiple times and seriously injured while checking on person’s welfare in Hampshire
- The officer was performing a welfare check on a house in Southampton
- He was stabbed repeatedly and suffered serious but not life threatening injuries
- A 51-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder
A police officer has been stabbed several times while calling at a house in Southampton on a ‘welfare check’, Hampshire police have confirmed.
The officer called at the house shortly after midday on Thursday when he was attacked by a 51-year-old man.
The 43-year-old officer, who has not yet been identified, suffered ‘serious but not life threatening injuries’.
The block of flats where a police officer was stabbed several times while calling at a house on Portswood Road in Southampton on a ‘welfare check’ shortly after midday on Thursday
The 43-year-old officer, who has not yet been identified, suffered ‘serious but not life threatening injuries’ at the address, pictured above, yesterday
His family has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
A 51-year-old man was arrested at the scene in Portswood Road, Southampton, on suspicion of attempted murder.
Hampshire Police said investigations ‘into the exact circumstances of the incident’ are ongoing.
The force also stated on Thursday night that the suspect remained in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Brown said: ‘Our thoughts are very much with the officer and his family at this time.
‘We have a man in custody arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and we progressing the investigation, carrying out enquiries, conducting house to house visits and scoping CCTV opportunities.
Portswood Road in Southampton, pictured. A 51-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and police say investigations are ongoing
‘At the same time, we are providing support to the officer’s family and his colleagues following this incident.
‘I would like to reassure you that there we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public.
‘Anyone with any information regarding this incident should call 101 and quote 44200400513.’