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Man held over policeman shooting

Man held over policeman shooting

The officer was in plain clothes when he was shot
A 25-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a police officer in Wolverhampton.
The constable was on plain clothes duty when he was shot twice in the shoulder at close range on Saturday night in Penn Road, in the Graiseley area.

The shooting happened after he and a colleague chased a man seen acting suspiciously in nearby Oaklands Road.

The experienced 33-year-old officer is in a serious but stable condition in hospital, with family at his bedside.

The officer, who has not been named, has seven years' service with the police.

He has undergone surgery on his left shoulder, but is said to be conscious.

'Incredibly brave'

House-to-house enquiries have been carried out in Oaklands Road and Penn Road, and a large area was sealed off.

A West Midlands police spokesman said the 25-year-old man had been arrested on Sunday afternoon and was being questioned.

Earlier, Assistant Chief Constable Anil Patani said the shooting, which happened at 2230 GMT, was being treated as attempted murder.

He told a press conference: "This demonstrates how incredibly brave our officers are.

"Sometimes we take for granted the extent we ask of police officers to keep the public safe."

The officer is really lucky could have been much worse all the best.

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