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Two police officers taken to hospital after attending home - one man arrested

Two police officers had to be taken to hospital after being injured at a property.

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The officers were injured on Sunday afternoon

One man has been arrested after the incident in Yardley Wood Road, in the Springfield area of Birmingham, at around 3.30pm on Sunday.

West Midlands Police said the officers were taken to hospital but have since been discharged after receiving treatment.

In a statement on the Birmingham Police X account, the force said: "We are offering them support after this upsetting and unacceptable incident.

"Our officers do not deserve to be assaulted as they work to keep our communities safe.

"A man in his 50s arrested on suspicion of wounding remains in custody as enquiries continue."

Rich Cooke, Chair of West Midlands Police Federation, said one of those injured was a student officer.

He said: "One of our student officers was viciously attacked today with a knife receiving significant lasting injuries.

"They will live but what has happened to them is absolutely abhorrent and shocking."

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Foster said: “It is completely unacceptable for any police officer to be assaulted, whilst they work bravely and tirelessly to keep people across the West Midlands safe.

“This is a deeply concerning incident. My thoughts are with the two police officers who were injured. I know West Midlands Police will support the officers while they recover from their injuries.”

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