A Police Community Support officer is fighting for his life in a Manchester hospital after being stabbed in the neck. A 63-year-old man is being quizzed in connection with the incident. The PCSO was helping a housing organisation with an eviction in Stalybridge when the stabbing occurred. He was not wearing a stab-proof vest or body-armour, although they can be issued on the orders of each force's chief constable. The victim, who has yet to be named, was taken to Tameside General Hospital. A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police described the man's condition as "very serious". She said: "A 63-year-old man from Stalybridge has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding and is currently in police custody." http://uk.news.yahoo.com/04122006/356/man-held-police-cso-stabbing.html This country need's get tougher on crimes like these instead of concentrating on money making crimes like speed cameras.In the past week alone,I saw the PSNI speed camera van & another 2 bike cops with the radar gun but not once did I see a beat cop or even a patrol car..... FFS this man was a volenteer! Where were the 'real' cops & why was'nt he wearing a vest???