SUSSEX Police Chief Constable Jo Shiner has commended officers who detained and arrested a man on suspicion of the attempted murder of a police officer in Eastbourne.

The incident took place early this morning. See our story on this site

Chief Constable Shiner said: “The events overnight starkly demonstrate the risk that all police officers and frontline staff face every day whilst performing their duties to protect the public.

“It is thanks to comprehensive training and the fast-thinking of those at the scene that I am not reporting something far more serious today.

“The injured officer was able to move away and self-administer medical intervention whilst his two junior colleagues – both just 15 months into their policing careers – apprehended the suspect.

“The actions of all three officers, as well as colleagues who swiftly came to their aid, are to be commended.”