Officer stabbed in face with pen during arrest in North London

An officer was stabbed in the face with a pen in a “vicious and unprovoked attack” during an arrest in North London yesterday (August 16).

Aug 17, 2020
By Paul Jacques

The female police constable was taken to hospital for treatment but her condition is not thought to be life-threatening and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said it was awaiting a full assessment.

Officers had been called to a report of a male suspect in the garden of a residential address in Manor Park Crescent, Edgware, at 10.25am when the attack took place.

The 39-year-old man was Tasered by officers and arrested on suspicion of breach of bail in addition to offences against the female PC, including threats to kill and GBH (grievous bodily harm).

Roy Smith, BCU Commander for North West London, said: “Sadly this is yet another reminder of the risks faced by our police officers as they respond to calls for help from the communities of London.

“The men and women of the Met go to work each day not knowing the dangers they may face. They run towards danger to protect others and their everyday heroism is something all Londoners should be proud of.

“This officer was subjected to a vicious and unprovoked attack. These are our police officers and they have family and loved ones to return home to. They deserve not only our admiration but also support.”

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