An emergency worker was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a serious leg injury following an attack in Eastbourne on Monday.
Following reports of a serious attack, Sussex Police hastened to Terminus Road in the early hours of Monday. An officer had been stabbed on the leg and sustained a serious injury. They immediately took him to Brighton`s Sussex Hospital to get medical attention.
A 42-year-old man was arrested and remains in custody on suspicion of murder, hurting with intent and assault by hitting of an emergency worker.
According to Chief Constable Jo Shiner, the situation could have been more critical if not for “comprehensive training of those at the scene”.
“The injured officer was able to move away and self-administer medical intervention while his two junior colleagues – both just 15 months into their policing careers – apprehended the suspect.”
She praised the three officers involved and the colleagues who “swiftly” came to assist them.
Sussex Police released footage which showed a number of people who had been seen on CCTV in the area just before the incident took place, some of whom may have chatted with the suspect. The police pleaded with the public to come forward with any information which could help them with investigations.
In a tweet the force said: “Were you in Terminus Road in Eastbourne, around 1 am on Monday? You may be able to help us with our investigation into the attempted murder of a police officer”
Last Friday a 51-year-old was attacked and sustained serious burns tom his arms and legs just because he had called out to assist bailiffs with civilian eviction from private land in Newquay.
The police have raised concern over the constant increase in the number of similar cases.