Michael Lane, Police and Crime Commissioner, said:
“I was shocked and saddened to hear about the stabbing of a police officer in Stamshaw Park today. It is simply unacceptable that a member of our Constabulary going about their daily business to protect us should themselves be violently attacked.
“Police officers, and indeed members of other emergency services, regularly put themselves into danger on our behalf, and I am determined to ensure they have the resources needed to keep them SAFER as they keep our communities SAFER. My thoughts are with the injured officer, his family and his colleagues.”