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.”
Got a story, video or one-off blog that you would like to share with us?
You can contact our team of former emergency services & armed forces personnel either through our Facebook page, via Twitter ( @ES_News_ ) or you can contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on: 0115 888 0592
If you run or manage a ‘job’ social media account and you would like us to share one of your stories then send us a tweet or a message!
If you would like to write an article that you would like us to share (it can be about anything to do with the emergency services / NHS) whether you serve in the emergency services / NHS or whether you are a member of the public who has had a good experience with the emergency services, then feel free to contact our team; anonymously if you prefer.
We are proud to act as a voice for the emergency services, armed forces & health service, with over 500,000 people visiting our website each month.
Before you go...
WE NEED YOUR HELP.Here at Emergency Services News, we aim to tell you stories that the mainstream media are not interested in reporting. Whilst the MSM love to berate and ridicule the emergency services, who is there to report on the realities of serving on the front line?
Emergency Services News is currently a loss-making entity. But our team of volunteers, all former emergency services personnel, do not do it for the money.
We do it because we are sick and tired of the mainstream media constantly trying to undermine the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep you and your family safe.
How many MSM journalists who speak ill of the emergency services have actually dared to don the uniform and risk their own lives to save the life of a complete stranger? If you would like to help back our mission of reporting on fact-based news, then please consider helping to support us financially.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.