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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 July 2007, 16:04 GMT 17:04 UK
Man attempted to stab policeman
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an attack on a police officer in East Sussex.

A man allegedly jumped onto a police car, smashed the windscreen and stabbed the roof before trying to stab a male officer in Hove on Saturday morning.

Police were called to Brunswick Road following reports of a man with a knife threatening and chasing people.

A 36-year-old man from Waterloo Street, Hove, was arrested. He had superficial cuts but no one else was injured.

Knife recovered

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said four police officers in two patrol cars sent to the scene found a man brandishing a knife and chasing pedestrians in Waterloo Street.

"When officers got out of the car and approached him, he tried to stab one of the police officers, a 28-year-old male," she said.

A long-bladed knife was recovered from the scene.

The area was closed to allow forensic scientists to carry out tests.


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