Teenager Charged Over Portsmouth Police Officer Stabbing

23 February 2019, 05:56

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A teenager has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent after a police officer was stabbed in the back in Portsmouth.

Hampshire Constabulary said Michael Enzanga, 19, had also been charged with possession of a bladed article in a public place, after the officer was attacked near a children's playground in a drugs-related incident on Thursday.

The officer, 56, was airlifted from the scene in Stamshaw Park, Portsmouth, and taken to hospital.

He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Enzanga, who police said was from London but of no fixed abode, will appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on Saturday.