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Cop stabbed in the leg as man, 42, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

A COP has been stabbed in the leg during a vicious attack today.

The officer was attacked shortly after 1am on Monday after being called to a road in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

He was rushed to hospital, and a 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, wounding with intent and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

Chief Constable Jo Shiner of Sussex Police said: “The events overnight starkly demonstrate the risk that all police officers and frontline staff face every day whilst performing their duties to protect the public.

“It is thanks to comprehensive training and the fast-thinking of those at the scene that I am not reporting something far more serious today.

“The injured officer was able to move away and self-administer medical intervention whilst his two junior colleagues – both just 15 months into their policing careers – apprehended the suspect.

“The actions of all three officers, as well as colleagues who swiftly came to their aid, are to be commended.”

Cops have asked anyone with more information on the attack to come forward quoting Operation Broadbury.

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