A policeman who was stabbed on duty while attending to an incident on Easter Sunday has been discharged from hospital.

Last night, the Gazette reported how a 43-year-old Basingstoke man had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Officers responded to the incident at an apartment block in Churchill Way at 4.30pm on Sunday, April 12.

Attending the scene, an officer was attacked by a man and left with serious injuries.

He was rushed to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital for treatment.

Alex Charge, Chairman of Hampshire Police Federation, said: "This was a despicable attack on a brave colleague and once again shows the daily dangers police officers face while protecting the public.

"Whilst our colleague has been released from hospital, he has suffered some serious injuries and the mental and physical scars will take some time to recover from. All Hampshire Police colleagues are wishing him all the best.

"Hampshire Police Federation will be supporting our colleague as he recovers, supporting his family, and also supporting the officer's close colleagues who have to carry on the job of policing."