PC suffers fractured eye socket in unprovoked attack

Three officers have been left injured after a violent attack while they were helping an elderly man who had collapsed.

Jan 9, 2018

Three officers have been left injured after a violent attack while they were helping an elderly man who had collapsed. The Metropolitan Police Service officers were assisting the man and his grandson in Harrow on Monday (January 8) when a 36-year-old man approached them. The assailant launched an unprovoked attack on the sergeant and two police constables, fracturing one of the PCs’ eye sockets. The officer has been treated in hospital. His colleagues were not seriously injured. The attacker was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police officers and remains in custody at a west London police station. Chief Inspector Alison Darke said: “Whilst helping an elderly man and his grandson three of our officers were subjected to a vicious and unprovoked attack which has resulted in one of them being hospitalised overnight. “Policing is by its very nature unpredictable – however no officer should be subject to such a violent attack.”

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