MPS officer stabbed while intervening in suspected robbery attempt
A female officer from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been stabbed after intervening during a suspected attempted robbery in central London.
The incident occurred on Sunday, October 4 at approximately 3.42pm when two police officers (one male, and one female) in Chapter Street, SW1, witnessed two males, armed with knives, attempting to rob a grocery store.
The shopkeeper had managed to push the males out of the store and the officers then attempted to detain them.
As they challenged the males, the female officer received a stab wound to the abdomen, but continued to chase the suspects along Vauxhall Bridge Road.
The suspects were detained a short time later with the assistance of firearms officers.
The officer was taken to hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Chief Inspector Simon Brooker, Central West BCU, said: “This shows precisely the kind of danger officers face every single day as they work to keep the public safe.
“For this officer to be stabbed on duty is unacceptable but, fortunately, she does not appear to be seriously injured. I applaud her bravery in responding to this call. This courage is typical of Met officers as they go about their duties.”