Officer stabbed while making arrest

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an officer was stabbed while making an arrest following an incident at a petrol station.

Feb 8, 2024
By Paul Jacques
Picture: Thames Valley Police

Officers were called to the BP Garage at the Wavendon Service Area in Milton Keynes at around midnight after a man threatened staff with a knife.

The offender then left then garage and headed to a Shell Garage where he threatened a taxi driver, the force said.

As officers arrested the man he stabbed one of them.

The officer was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but has since been discharged, said Thames Valley Police.

The 23-year-old man from Milton Keynes was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article in a public place, possession of a Class B drug, assault on an emergency worker and inflicting grievous bodily harm on an emergency worker.

The force said he remains in police custody at this time.

Chief Inspector Matthew Sulley said: “These incidents will understandably cause concern amongst our communities and as part of the command team in Milton Keynes, it disappoints me that some still feel they can walk our streets armed with weapons and threatening violence.

“I am immensely proud of the officers involved in this incident who courageously stepped towards danger where others may have stepped away. No one should end up in hospital simply through doing their job.

“We deal robustly with those who choose to carry knives in our city and we will continue to work with our partners and the community to keep Milton Keynes a safe place to live and work.”

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Dominique Muldoon, based at Milton Keynes police station, added: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to please get in touch.

“Also anyone who may have been driving in the area and has a dashcam, please check the recordings and contact us if it has picked up anything that could assist the investigation.”

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