Details have emerged of the moment Metropolitan Police armed response vehicle (ARV) & response team officers from Kensington & Chelsea were bitten and assaulted by a male who they were trying to give first aid to after he had been stabbed.
Officers had rushed to the aid of the male in order to give him potentially life-saving assistance.
However, he turned aggressive towards response team officers when they arrived, despite their best efforts to try and help him.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Firearms Command said on Twitter:
“SCO19 rushed to assist their unarmed colleagues yesterday as they were helping a male who appeared to have been stabbed but had then become violent towards police.
“Whilst detaining the male of our officers was bitten and splashed with blood”.
The incident highlights that even though, in this case, police officers try to give potentially life-saving first aid to victims, they, in some cases, are still being assaulted by the very same people they are trying to help.
A spokesperson also later told Emergency Services News that the victim had what appeared to be a stab injury which was assessed by London Ambulance Service paramedics at the scene to be non-life threatening.
Some members of the general public will no doubt be surprised to hear of incidents such as these, where first responders are assaulted by the very people they are trying to help.
But, unfortunately, incidents such as these are not as rare as what you might think.
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