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A 54-year-old man, from High Wycombe, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident in the Buckinghamshire town

A 54-year-old man, from High Wycombe, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident in the Buckinghamshire town.

Saturday 11 May 2024 01:42, UK

A police officer has been shot in the leg with a crossbow during an incident in High Wycombe.

Police say the incident took place as the officer was responding to reports of a man in his 60s suffering a stab wound in the Buckinghamshire town.

A 54-year-old man, from High Wycombe, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Thames Valley Police say he has been taken to hospital under police supervision with potentially life-changing injuries after he was shot by an armed police officer.

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Metcalfe said: "Police officers attended and one was shot in the leg with a crossbow. He was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.

"Our thoughts are with the injured officer and we are doing everything to support him and his colleagues, as well as all others affected by the incident within the force.

"The assault victim has also been taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Our thoughts are with him as well."

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He continued: "We are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident at this time.

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