Watch the terrifying moment knife-wielding man lunges at Northamptonshire Police Officer

Body camera shows how Lee Vickers repeatedly thrust the knife towards PC Alex Prentice - hitting his stab fest in the process
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The Independent Online

A video has been released by Northamptonshire Police showing an attempted attack by a man wielding an eight-inch knife.

PC Alex Prentice and PC Debbie Wishart were called out to a domestic incident in Corby in March 2014 and were confronted by an agitated knife-wielding man, named as Lee Vickers.

Watch the attempted knife-attack below.

Vickers managed to hit PC Prentice’s protective vest. The police officer told BBC Crimewatch, “If the knife had been two to three inches higher it would caught me in the neck.”

Vickers was jailed for three-and-half-years; and both officers have received police awards for their efforts in May 2015.

A statement by Northamptonshire Police said: “They both demonstrated courage, cool resilience and outstanding professionalism in the face of extreme danger.”