Police officer stabbed with a sword in Northampton attack

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A police officer was seriously injured after being stabbed with a sword in Northampton on Sunday evening (November 23).

The officer is expected to make a full recovery from the attack, which took place in the Lakeview area of the town.

Chief Superintendent Paul Fell said: “Officers were called to an incident in Appleby Walk at about 7.45pm on Sunday.

“During the course of the incident an officer was stabbed in the leg with a sword.

“He was admitted to Northampton General Hospital for medical treatment and his injury, whilst serious, is not life threatening. He is expected to make a full recovery.

“A man is in custody and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”