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Update: BTP officer injured following Manchester Victoria incident

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The British Transport Police (BTP) officer who was injured following a serious incident at Manchester Victoria station, has been discharged from hospital. 

Shortly before 9pm yesterday evening, four BTP officers at Victoria station rushed to the Metrolink platforms after hearing a disturbance. When detaining a man, a police sergeant received a stab injury to their shoulder, which is not believed to be serious. 

ACC Sean O’Callaghan from BTP, said: “I am incredibly proud of the four officers who were immediately on scene last night, detaining a man who was wielding a knife. They were fearless, running towards danger and preventing further harm coming to passengers.

“Unfortunately however, one of our police officers suffered a stab injury to their shoulder and we’re all relieved that this is not more serious. It is good news that he has now been discharged from hospital, we are all wishing him a speedy recovery.”

“As this incident occurred on Greater Manchester Police jurisdiction, they are now leading this investigation and we doing everything we can to actively support them. Understandably, incidents of this nature are likely to cause concern, but I would like to reassure the public they are incredibly rare and we have officers on duty throughout the national rail network. 

“In the meantime, we’d ask the public to remain vigilant and report any concerns by texting us discreetly on 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40.”

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