02 Jul 2nd July 2019
A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer in Fife.
The 46-year-old man was stabbed in the chest while responding to a disturbance at a house in Tayport on Saturday at 00:45.
He was treated at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for a puncture wound. He has since been released and is recovering at home.
A 37-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder.
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“This type of incident is a timely reminder that police officers face unpredictable violence and danger on a daily basis”
A police officer has been treated in hospital after a stabbing in Fife.
The incident took place at around 12.45am on Saturday at a property in Lundin Crescent, Tayport, while officers were responding to reports of a disturbance.
The male officer suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after the alleged blade attack and was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for treatment to a chest wound.
He has since been released.
A man has been taken into police custody in connection with the incident.
Brian Jones, health and safety lead for the Scottish Police Federation, said: “We obviously wish our injured colleague well and hope he recovers quickly.
“This type of incident is a timely reminder that police officers face unpredictable violence and danger on a daily basis.
“They place themselves in harms way so that others may be safe.
“We are eternally grateful that on this occasion our colleague will live to tell the tale”.
A police motorcycle has been temporarily taken out of service after it was damaged in a hit-and-run crash in Edinburgh.
A white Transit Connect van exited the retail park and turned right, colliding with a marked police motorcycle, which was on duty, and its rider.
The van driver stopped and got out of his vehicle before getting back in and driving off towards Blackhall.
The police officer sustained a minor hand injury but did not require medical attention.
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