Police officers rushed to hospital after chaotic stabbing attack

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Three police officers were rushed to hospital after suffering knife injuries during a routine welfare check. A 34-year-old man, who was also taken to hospital, has been arrested following the violent attack in Billingham, Teesside. Locals have been left reeling from the attack on what has been described as a “lovely street”, according to Teesside Live.

The attack on Friday night prompted a huge police response on Corfe Crescent.

A swarm of at least 17 police cars and vans were at the scene at one point.

The stabbing took place after Cleveland Police were called to a residential street to carry out a welfare check.

They had received reports of concern for an adult male and arrived at around 10:15pm.

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During the check, the officers found a man with a knife who became aggressive towards them.

Two of the officers then received puncture wounds, while another also suffered a slash wound.

All three received stitches at the hospital.

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed it had also attended the incident.

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One local resident witnessed “about 20 to 30 police cars” at the scene, adding: “Our wife got up and looked out the front and couldn’t see for the blue lights.

“I was gobsmacked at first – but the bobbies were so calm.

“I presume there were plain-clothed bobbies too.

“Then the ambulance came and then the dogs came, but I don’t think they got out.

“From first seeing the lights to it being clear, it was about 40 minutes.”

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Several local residents told Teesside Live that they were woken up by the police sirens.

A 75-year-old, who has lived on the street for 40 years, said the area was typically safe and “lovely”.

He said it was a shock to see so many police vehicles, saying such incidents only happened “once in a blue moon”.

A 35-year-old said the sirens woke his young family up around 12:40am.

He explained: “We looked out and there were just police everywhere. It was chaos.

“All of a sudden loads of people were coming out into the street- someone looks like they got arrested.”

A visible police presence remained in the area on Saturday while the 34-year-old is in police custody.

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