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Manchester Police officer seriously injured in vicious sword attack

A police officer has been slashed with a sword in a Manchester street attack.

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A police officer was hospitalised on Sunday evening after being seriously injured when he was slashed with a sword.

The Police officer was treated in hospital following what Greater Manchester Police (GMP) called an “incredibly nasty incident” at about 13:50 BST in Whalley Range.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and assaulting a police officer.

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The sword used in the attack on the police officer, by a 23 year old male from Manchester

Greater Manchester Police said the officer suffered facial and back injuries during the altercation which took place in broad daylight in Whalley Range, Manchester.

A 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident. None of the injuries suffered by the officer are life threatening, and he was discharged hours later.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and assaulting a police officer. A number of roads were closed around the scene. around Demesne road, in Manchester.

A number of streets around the scene of the attack were cordoned off while investigations continue.


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