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Thames Valley Police are dealing with a serious incident in High Wycombe.

A man in his sixties suffered a stab wound at an address in School Lane, Downley, at around 6pm yesterday.

Police officers attended and one was shot in the leg with a crossbow. He was taken to hospital but has since been discharged. Our thoughts are with the injured officer and the Force are doing everything to support him and his colleagues, as well as all others affected by the incident..

The assault victim has also been taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Our thoughts are with him as well.

One man was arrested and he has also been taken to hospital under police supervision with potentially life-changing injuries having been shot by an armed police officer during the incident. The police are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident at this time.

I spoke to the Chief Constable shortly after the incident yesterday evening and have been kept updated on the investigation. A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office of Police Conduct as is usual after any incident of a police shooting.

I am grateful for the swift and brave actions of the police in dealing with this incident and wish the injured officer a full and speedy recovery.

There is a large police presence in the area as a result but there is no ongoing threat to the wider public. Anyone with concerns should speak to a uniformed police officer. A large police cordon is in place so please avoid the area as best you can.

I would urge people not to speculate about the incident but if you have any information please contact Thames Valley Police via their website.