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Surrey PCSO hospitalised after targeted knife attack

A female Police Community Support Officer is being treated for serious injuries after being stabbed in a targeted attack.

Surrey Police has issued an appeal for witnesses after an off-duty Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) was stabbed by a teenager.

The officer was taken to hospital yesterday afternoon and two 15 year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were arrested a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder, they remain in custody.

It happened after the PCSO had left Elmbridge Police Station and was walking through Old Church Path when she was approached by a young man and stabbed in the arm at around 2.50pm.

Surrey is treating the incident as a targeted attack and is searching for a third person.

It adds to the growing number of attacks on officers; Surrey alone recorded 548 last year. 

The force is supporting the officer and colleagues across the country shared messages of support on social media as details of the attack were made public.

Detective Inspector Gareth Hicks, who is investigating the incident, said: “We do not believe this to be a terror-related incident, but we do believe this was a targeted attack as the PCSO was wearing parts of her uniform at the time.

“We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen someone matching the suspect’s description or witnessed three young men on a moped in the area.”

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