Female police officer, 39, and her colleague, 43, left with ‘horrendous’ injuries in ‘stabbing attack' during call-out are hailed for their ‘incredible bravery’ - as man is arrested

Mail Online | 6/2/2018 | Mark Duell for MailOnline
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Two police officers in serious condition in hospital after being allegedly stabbed have been named.

Police Scotland said Pc Laura Sayer, 39, and Pc Kenny MacKenzie, 43, were injured at a house in Gateside Gardens, Greenock, Inverclyde, on Friday morning.

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A 43-year-old man had been arrested following the incident and is also being treated in hospital.

Colleagues praised the 'incredible bravery' of the two injured officers who were initially taken to Royal Inverclyde Hospital.

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Pc Sayer has six months' service with Police Scotland and Pc MacKenzie has been with the force for nine years.

Police said the incident was not terror-related and there is no risk to the wider public.

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Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins has visited both officers, expressed Police Scotland's gratitude and support, and said he was 'proud to speak to them'.

At a press conference in Greenock, he said: 'Both remain in a serious condition. Our thoughts are with our injured colleagues and of course their families at this time.

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'I'd like to take this opportunity to publicly praise the incredible bravery shown by these two officers during the extremely difficult and challenging situation they faced.'

The female officer is a probationer with the force and the man is an experienced officer, Mr Higgins said.

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One of the officers has been transferred to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow for further treatment.

Asked about the nature of the injuries, Mr Higgins said: 'It's not been classified as life-threatening at this moment but it is significant and it is serious.

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'I went to the hospital and I spoke to both officers. They were in remarkable good spirits. I'm blown away by the courage...
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