Of­fi­cers tell of as­sault

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

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.”

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