An officer has been stabbed in the face by a suspect after she responded to a member public’s call for help. The informant had spotted a male who was acting suspiciously in the rear garden of a property.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police responded to the 999 call at around 10:25 hours this morning (16th August) in Manor Park Crescent, Edgware.
Officers arrived at the address and found a male suspect in one of the gardens.
When one of the officers went to speak to the male, he stabbed her in the face using a pen.
The officer has been taken to hospital for treatment. Her condition is not thought to be life-threatening.
The 39-year-old man was detained at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of breach of bail in addition to offences against the officer, including threats to kill and GBH.
A Taser was discharged by officers to detain the violent man.
Roy Smith, BCU Commander for North West London, said:
“Sadly, this is yet another reminder of the risks faced by our police officers as they respond to calls for help from the communities of London.
“The men and women of the Met go to work each day not knowing the dangers they may face. They run towards danger to protect others, and their everyday heroism is something all Londoners should be proud of.
“This officer was subjected to a vicious and unprovoked attack. These are our police officers and they have family and loved ones to return home to. They deserve not only our admiration but also support.”
This latest incident comes only 24 hours after three Greater Manchester Police officers were hospitalised after responding to a 999 call made by a member of the public who reported that a male, who was armed with a knife and a metal pole, was smashing cars.
Officers were forced to deploy their taser to detain the violent male, but during the ensuing struggle, one officer was stabbed and two other officers were assaulted.
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