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.”
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