Surrey PCSO stabbed in 'targeted attack'
A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) has been hospitalised with serious injuries following a “targeted attack”.
Surrey Police said the PCSO had left Elmbridge Police Station on Tuesday afternoon (June 21) and was walking through Old Church Path when she was approached by a young man and stabbed in the arm at around 2.50pm. She was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The suspect was white, aged 14-15 years old and of slim build. He was wearing black trousers and black footwear with a black hooded top and a surgical face mask. He is believed to have fled the scene in the direction of Esher Park Avenue.
Two 15 year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were arrested in Claygate a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder, they remain in custody.
Detective Inspector Gareth Hicks, who is investigating the incident, said: “We do not believe this to be a terror-related incident, but we do believe this was a targeted attack as the PCSO was wearing parts of her uniform at the time.