A Met Police officer has been stabbed after confronting two suspected armed robbers.
On Sunday, 4 October at approximately 15:42hrs two Met Police officers (one male, and one female) were in Chapter Street, SW1, when they witnessed two males who were armed with knives attempting to rob a grocery store.
A spokesperson for the Met confirmed that the shopkeeper had managed to push the males out of the store, and the officers then attempted to detain them.
As the two Met officers confronted the armed males, the female officer received a stab wound to the abdomen. Despite her injuries, she continued to chase the suspects along Vauxhall Bridge Road.
The suspects were detained a short time later with the assistance of firearms officers.
The officer was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Chief Inspector Simon Brooker, Central West BCU, said:
“This shows precisely the kind of danger officers face every single day as they work to keep the public safe.
“For this officer to be stabbed on duty is unacceptable but, fortunately, she does not appear to be seriously injured.
“I applaud her bravery in responding to this call. This courage is typical of Met officers as they go about their duties.
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