Police officer hospitalised after being STABBED in leg while arresting wanted man

Officers located the wanted man outside an address on The Crescent, Westhoughton
Officers located the wanted man outside an address on The Crescent, Westhoughton

The man, 26, was arrested for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed instrument

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A police officer has been hospitalised after being stabbed in the leg as he attempted to arrest a wanted man.

Officers located the man outside an address in Bolton, Manchester at around 5.40pm on Tuesday.

But as they attempted to arrest him, one of the officers received a stab wound to the leg.

A police officer has been hospitalised after being stabbed in the leg
A police officer has been hospitalised after being stabbed in the leg

He was taken to hospital for treatment and remains in a stable condition.

While the man was arrested for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm as well as possession of a bladed instrument.

He was also further arrested in custody for two common assaults and remains in custody.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "At around 5,40pm on Tuesday 15 November 2022, officers located a wanted man outside an address on The Crescent, Westhoughton.

"During the arrest, a police officer received a stab wound to the leg and was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

“He remains in a stable condition.

A general view of a Greater Manchester Police badge
A general view of a Greater Manchester Police badge

"The 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding and possession of a bladed instrument.

"He was further arrested in custody for two common assaults and remains in custody.