26/10/2011 03:44 BST | Updated 25/12/2011 05:12 GMT

Man, Police Officer And Police Dog Left Injured After Knifeman Attack

A man is being held in police custody after a man, a police officer and a police dog received stab wounds.

The officer and the dog were injured when they tried to arrest a 21-year-old man suspected of stabbing another man in the stomach, police said.

Police were called to Oulton Road in Ipswich, Suffolk, where they found a man with a wound to his stomach.

A Suffolk Police spokewoman said that officers tracked a suspect down and stopped him in a nearby road but when they tried to detain him using a Taser, the policeman was stabbed in the arm and the animal received a stab wound to its leg.

The force spokeswoman said: "Following information gathered, police tracked a man believed to be the offender and stopped him in Nacton Road.

"He was agitated, in possession of a knife and officers attempted to detain him by using a Taser.

"A police dog and handler were at the scene and in the attempts to arrest him, both the animal and the police officer were stabbed."

The 21-year-old was arrested and taken into custody, she said.

The man with the stomach wound was taken to Ipswich Hospital and was said to be in a stable condition. The police officer was also taken to Ipswich Hospital.

The spokeswoman said the dog was at a veterinary clinic undergoing an operation.