Man in custody after police officer ‘stabbed’ in Fife incident

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A man is in custody after reports of a police officer being stabbed in Fife.

The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning in north-east Fife.

Officers were responding to reports of a disturbance in Lundin Crescent, Tayport.

It happened around 12:45 am.

The officer was treated at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, before being released.

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It is understood his injuries were serious but not life threatening.

The incident attracted comment from the Scottish Police Federation.

Brian Jones, health and safety lead, said: “This type of incident is a timely reminder that police officers face unpredictable violence and danger on a daily basis.

“They place themselves in harms way so that others may be safe.

“We are eternally grateful that on this occasion our colleague will live to tell the tale.”