Officers tell of assault
Two police officers who were stabbed on duty have spoken about their ordeal.
Laura Sayer and Kenneth MacKenzie were attacked when they were called to assist with a mental health patient in Greenock, Inverclyde, on June 1.
On attending, William Taylor lashed out and stabbed PC MacKenzie several times in the neck after the doctor tried to section him under the Mental Health Act.
Speaking yesterday after the officers were presented with the Scottish Police Federation Bravery Award at a ceremony on Thursday night, PC MacKenzie said: “He was frantically stabbing at me and I remember the thought going through my head was, ‘I’m not going home tonight’.”
PC Sayer added: “It’s been extremely tough.”
Officers with awards