Details have emerged of the moment Police Officers in Hackney, east London, were ambushed by a male armed with a large zombie knife.
In a tweet posted on the @MPSHackney Twitter page early this morning, officers said:
” NeighbourhoodTaskForce Team 2 officers last night were ambushed by a male armed with a zombie knife.
“Luckily, they and other members of the public evaded serious injury.
“Male arrested nearby.
“Now charged with Attempted GBH and possession of an offensive weapon”.
The incident comes at a time when the country is enduring an unprecedented rise in knife crime in the wake of the cuts which were made to the police service and other sectors of the emergency services.
As a result of what appears to be a night of violence in Hackney, a Section 60 was put in place to cover the entire Borough.
A section 60 gives police the right to search people in a defined area during a specific period when they believe, with good reason, that serious violence will take place.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid is making it easier for officers to search people without reasonable suspicion in places where serious violence may occur.
Mr Javid said: “The police are on the front line in the battle against serious violence and it’s vital we give them the right tools to do their jobs.”
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