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Man charged after police officer was repeatedly stabbed

The following article was taken from the Greater Manchester Police website. The original article can be read at the following link:


A man has been charged after a police officer was stabbed as he responded to an armed robbery in Wigan.

Stephen Unsworth (14/02/1983) of no fixed address has been charged with three counts of robbery, section 18 assault and possession of an offensive weapon.

He will appear at Wigan Magistrates Court later today (Tuesday 9 October 2018).

Shortly before 10.05pm on Sunday 7 October 2018, police were called to reports of an armed robbery at AM to PM stores on Gidlow Lane.

Within minutes, an officer was at the scene but a man fled in the direction of Birch Street.

The officer pursued him and a short struggle ensued, at which point the officer – a man in his 40s – was stabbed repeatedly to the point that the knife snapped.

Thankfully the officer was wearing body armour and only suffered minor injuries to his arm.

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