Officer stabbed responding to `knife-point` robbery

A Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer has been stabbed while detaining the suspect of a robbery

Jan 3, 2018

A Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer has been stabbed while detaining the suspect of a robbery. Police were called to reports of a male victim being held at knife point near St James Road in the London Borough of Sutton at around 7pm on Tuesday (January 2). Officers attended, located the victim and obtained a description. The suspect was consequently identified and detained during a search of the local area. During the arrest, the police constable was stabbed in the leg. He was taken to hospital but the MPS said his injuries are not life-threatening. “The man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and robbery. He has been taken to a south-west London police station where he remains in custody,” a spokesperson said. “The victim of the robbery was also taken to hospital with minor injuries. He was not stabbed.” Chief Superintendent Robyn Williams, Borough commander for Sutton, added: “Thankfully, incidents of this nature are rare. However, they highlight the risks officers face on a daily basis whilst carrying out their duties. “Officers regularly run towards danger in order to protect the public; for one to be assaulted in such a way is totally unacceptable, and it is only by luck that his injuries were not more serious. “Our thoughts are with the officer, his family and colleagues.”

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