A police officer pats a dog in the back of a police wagon

Adelaide police officer allegedly stabbed with screwdriver by man who also attacked dog

An Adelaide police officer has been stabbed in the hand while making an arrest in the city’s west, according to SA Police.

Patrols were called to Arnold Close in Findon just before 2am today, after reports of two men acting suspiciously, trying door handles on cars and a home.

One man sped off on a mini dirt bike but was later seen by a police dog and his handler nearby.

When the suspect was confronted, he produced a screwdriver and allegedly attacked the officer, stabbing him in the hand and trying to also stab the dog.

Back-up was called and the man was arrested.

The accused man is taken by ambulance to hospital with dog bite wounds.(abcnews)

Senior Constable Rebecca Stokes said the officer was treated by paramedics at the scene.

“We’re still waiting to hear an update on how serious the injury to his hand is,” she said.

The dog’s stab-resistant harness prevented it from being injured.

A 27-year-old Findon man was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital to be treated for dog bite wounds and is expected to be charged later this morning.

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