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Police officer, 43, stabbed repeatedly during house call-out

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a police officer was repeatedly stabbed in Southampton.
The police officer was stabbed several times after calling at the property (Picture: Google Maps)

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was repeatedly stabbed while carrying out a welfare check at a house.

The officer was called to the property in Southampton shortly after 12pm on Thursday after receiving a report of concern for a man living at the house.

When the officer called at the house he was attacked by a 51-year-old man who stabbed him ‘several times’. The man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Hampshire police said the officer, 43, suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries. His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

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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.’

He said the force do not believe there is a wider risk to the public and that investigations are ongoing.

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