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Man remanded over stabbing of Pc
Neil Sampson
Neil Sampson was attacked at a Swindon block of flats
A Somali translator has appeared in court charged with stabbing a police officer and his dog.

Essa Suleiman, 26, of Boundary Lane in Camberwell, London, is alleged to have inflicted grievous bodily harm on Pc Neil Sampson.

Pc Sampson was responding to a 999 call of a knife attack in Swindon, Wiltshire, in January.

Swindon magistrates remanded Mr Suleiman, in custody to appear at Swindon Crown Court on 1 February.

A second charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm relates to injuries suffered by Pc Michael Mansell, Swindon magistrates were told.

Mr Suleiman is also charged with inflicting actual bodily harm on fellow Somali, Ahmed Huriye, threatening or using unlawful violence towards him and damaging police property.

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