Norwich: Arrest After PC Injured

17 February 2012, 09:02 | Updated: 17 February 2012, 09:14

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was injured in Norwich whilst making an arrest.

Officers from Norwich CID are now appealing for witnesses to the assault which took place in the early hours of this morning (Friday 17 February 2012). 

At approximately 4:45am, a 23 year old man was detained following an incident in Thomas Wyatt Close.  During attempts to arrest the offender, a male police officer received knife wounds to his hand.  The 23 year old local man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken into custody. 

The officer is still receiving treatment but is expected to be released from hospital later today. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information regarding it should contact Norwich CID on 101.