A male police officer was taken to hospital yesterday evening after being knocked unconscious by a violent thug during an arrest in Hackney.
Members of the public called police shortly before 17.00hrs on Tuesday, 18th August following reports of a man causing a disturbance at a pub on Mare Street.
The man was reported to have been verbally abusive towards staff and customers and was throwing glasses.
While attempting to arrest the man, a male officer was assaulted and thrown against a wall causing him to lose consciousness momentarily after hitting his head.
The officer was taken to A&E for assessment, and he was treated for a cut to his head. His injuries are not life-threatening.
Another officer used PAVA spray to detain the man before the arrival of more police units.
A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and assaulting a police officer. He remains in police custody at this time.
Speaking about this incident, Marcus Barnett BCU Commander for Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said:
“This is another shocking and disgraceful example of the dangers faced by officers who day in and day out do their utmost to keep Londoners safe.
“It is important to remember that police officers are ordinary people who come into work every day not knowing what they will face and they deserve our support.
“My thoughts are with my injured officer and his family.”
If you have a story you want to tell, or video you want to share, send it to Emergency Services News via firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for more news, videos, blogs and stories: @ES_News_
Can you help Emergency Services News?
We when set our website up in November 2018, we had a straightforward mission: to bring our readers factual stories, which are free from negative bias but which are enriched with qualified experience.
Each member of our in-house team of writers has served in either the armed forces, emergency services or NHS.
This means that we can bring our readers not only the stories which matter but also stories without the negative spin.
But we cannot do this without your help. As ad revenue – the staple income of most publishers – continues to fluctuate, then we need the help of our supporters and readers more than ever.
Become a donor: You can make a one-off or reoccurring donation via Paypal. CLICK HERE to become a donor
We would like to thank you in advance for your continued support.