A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a Met Police officer was seriously assaulted following a foot chase.
At around 19:12 hours yesterday evening (6th May) officers were in pursuit of a suspicious vehicle that had made off from them in Dartmouth Road, NW4.
The suspect’s vehicle came to a stop, and a male fled on foot. He was found by an officer hiding in an alleyway in the Park Road area.
The suspect then struggled with the police officer, during which the officer was seriously assaulted. The suspect fled the scene before the arrival of additional units.
A comprehensive and detailed search of the area was carried out, and the suspect was located a short time after the incident. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
The injuries to the officer, who is attached to the Violent Crime Taskforce, are not thought to be life-threatening.
The officer continues to be treated in hospital and a crime scene is still in place.
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