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Police officer recovers after bookmakers stabbing

A police officer who was stabbed at a bookmakers in Berkshire has thanked people for their support from his hospital bed.

Det Con Luke Simms was injured at Coral betting shop in Liscombe, Bracknell, on 19 May.

He has now left intensive care and has been transferred to a ward at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey.

Kes John Nattriss, 27, of no fixed abode, has been charged with robbery and attempted murder.

He appeared before Slough magistrates on 21 May.

'Feeling stronger'

In a statement released by Thames Valley Police, Det Con Simms said he was now able to get up and walk around the hospital ward.

He said: "I would like to thank my colleagues at Bracknell station as well as across the force for their tremendous support."

He added: "I've received so many emails and cards wishing me well.

"I'm recovering well and feeling stronger everyday. I'm now able to get out of bed and walk around the ward.

"I would also like to thank members of the public who have sent me messages of support."



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