The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has expressed her concern after two police officers were injured during an incident in Plymouth in the early hours of this morning.
The two officers were taken to hospital after the incident which occurred in the Princetown area. It's understood the officers injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “My thoughts are with the injured officers and their families and I wish them a speedy recovery.
“The level of violent crime, including the use of bladed weapons, is of national concern. While Devon and Cornwall Police has the fourth lowest level of knife incidents of 43 forces, every case is one too many. That is why we are working with partners in the region on a new serious violence prevention approach.
"I also welcome the Government’s proposals to increase sentences for those who assault emergency services workers through the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.”