Three officers injured during ‘appalling’ attack in West London

Two police officers were punched in the face and another had their wrist broken during an “appalling” attack while responding to a domestic incident in West London yesterday (August 21).

Aug 22, 2020
By Paul Jacques

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said officers had been called to an address in Pembroke Road, Ruislip, just after 1.30pm following reports of damage to a residential property.

“Officers attended the location and, while they were investigating the matter, a 27-year-old man entered the property and assaulted police,” said the MPS. “A male officer and a female officer were punched in the face, suffering cuts and bruising, while a third officer had his wrist broken trying to restrain the man.”

The officers were taken to hospital for treatment and have since been discharged.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, assault causing actual bodily harm and three counts of assault on an emergency worker. He remains in police custody.

T/Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Bowen, West Area borough commander, said: “Police officers are ordinary people like you and your family members. They are men and women who come to work to protect London’s communities and to help those who have been victims of crime or are otherwise vulnerable.

“In this case they went to an address to support somebody who needed their assistance and were met with an appalling and entirely unacceptable level of violence.

“I want to thank the officers who dealt with this incident and their colleagues across the Met for the bravery and professionalism that they demonstrate day in and day out to protect Londoners.”

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