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POLICEMAN STABBED IN HEAD; Cop treated as man, 42, held over attempted murder.

Byline: By MICHELLE FIDDLER Chief Reporter

A POLICE officer was rushed tohospital after being stabbed in the headand neck.

Aman was today being held on suspicion of attempted murder after the 48-year-old constable was attacked just after midnight.

The officer, based in Knowsley, had been called to investigate reports of criminal damage to a door and a car in Huyton.

He was taking statements from residents of a house in Ardennes Road when the suspect returned and repeatedly stabbed himwitha knife.

Fellow officers gave him first aid before he was taken by ambulance to Whiston hospital.

He is understood to have needed stitches and is recovering at home.

The 42-year-old man arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder was due to be interviewed by police later today.

It is believed a knife has been recovered from the scene.

The area has been cordoned off and police were carrying out door to door inquiries.

A spokesman said: "Shortly after midnight, officers were called to an address inArdennes Road, Huyton, following a report of criminal damage to a door and vehicle.

"Officers were speaking to the occupants when a man arrived at the house and stabbed a police officer in the head and neck.

"The constable, who is based in Knowsley, was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been released."
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 2, 2007
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