Three officers injured in knife attack after responding to welfare incident

Three officers needed hospital treatment after being injured in a knife attack on Friday evening (June 2).

Jun 5, 2023
By Paul Jacques

Cleveland Police said the officers had attended an address on Corfe Crescent, Billingham, at around 10.15pm following a concern for welfare report.

“While attending the incident, officers encountered a man with a knife who became aggressive towards officers,” the force said.

“Two Cleveland Police officers received puncture wounds while a third officer received slash wounds.

“All three were taken to hospital where they received stitches.”

Cleveland Police said a 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and was taken to hospital for minor injuries.

He is now in police custody.

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