POLICE UPDATE | Two on 10 charges after stabbing of Liverpool constable

POLICE UPDATE:

Two men, 27 and 58, have now been charged after the stabbing of the Liverpool police officer, Constable Jacob Vella, 24, at Sadleir on Tuesday morning.

Constable Vella is in a stable condition in Liverpool hospital, following surgery.

The two men face a total of 10 charges.

The younger man has been charged with wounding to resist arrest, recklessly wounding a police officer on duty, obstructing an officer on duty, assaulting an officer on duty (x 2) and resisting an officer on duty (x 2).

The older man has been charged with using a weapon to prevent being detained, assaulting an officer on duty and the outstanding police warrant.

They have both been refused bail and are due in Liverpool court today, Wednesday, June 12.

Another older man, who was also in the home at the time, is speaking with investigators.

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A young Liverpool police officer, Constable Jacob Vella, 24, remains in hospital where he is undergoing surgery after being stabbed at Sadleir on Tuesday morning.

Constable Vella was taken to Liverpool hospital after the attack and he is reportedly in a serious but stable condition.

Just before 7am on Tuesday, he and another police officer, both from Liverpool's Proactive Crime Team, went to a home on Heckenberg Avenue in relation to a man, 58, with an outstanding police warrant.

There was an altercation and a man, 27, allegedly confronted them both before stabbing Constable Vella in the hand and slashing his neck.

Constable Vella was taken to Liverpool hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The other officer arrested the assailant at the scene along with the man with the outstanding warrant and took them both to Liverpool police station where they are in the process of being charged.

A crime scene was established at the home which continues to be examined by forensic police.

Another older man, who was also at the home at the time, is speaking with investigators. Inquiries into the incident are continuing.

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