Officer stabbed in London

An investigation is underway after a Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer was stabbed in North West London.

Jul 10, 2020
By Paul Jacques

Officers had been called to reports of a man seen in possession of a knife in Hendon this afternoon (July 10).

The suspect ran off and was pursued on foot before he stabbed an officer in the arm.

Taser was deployed and the man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. The MPS said he was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The male officer was also taken to hospital for treatment and his condition is said to be not life threatening.

MPS North West BCU Commander Roy Smith said: “This is another example of the dangers our officers face on a daily basis as they go about their duty protecting the people of London.

“Knowing that there were reports of a man in possession of a knife, this police constable and his colleagues ran to challenge and apprehend him – these are truly brave actions.

“I have visited the injured officer in hospital and thankfully he should make a full recovery from his injury.”

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