Detectives return to scene of police officer stabbing

The female officer, 30, suffered serious injuries and was rushed to hospital last week.

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Detectives have revisited the scene where an officer was stabbed while on duty in North Ayrshire.

The 30-year-old constable was seriously injured and rushed to hospital in Glasgow after attending to reports of a break-in on Arthur Street in Stevenston in the early hours of October 18.

She attended the street with two other officers, however no one else was injured in the incident.

The officer has since been discharged.

On Tuesday, detectives returned to Arthur Street, between 6pm and 9pm, as part of the probe into the incident.

Police said more than 30 people in the area were spoken to throughout the evening.

Detective inspector Jonny MacKinnon, from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said: “We have had an encouraging response from those we spoke to yesterday evening and I would like to thank everyone for their support and co-operation.

“The information we have gathered is being assessed by officers and will be followed up as required.

“To seriously harm an officer who was simply doing her job and responding to a report of a crime in the community is deplorable and I would continue to urge anyone with information about what happened, who is yet to speak to us, to come forward. Any small piece of information could prove crucial in leading us to identify whoever is responsible.

Chief inspector Fraser Normansell, area commander for North Ayrshire, said: “Our officers show their commitment to serving and protecting the public every day with no hesitation.

“It is vitally important that the local community comes forward with any information they have about this appalling attack. We will continue to have additional police patrols in the area to provide reassurance.”

Detectives have set up an online portal to encourage members of the public to submit information. This can be accessed at

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0240 of October 18, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where details can be given anonymously.

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