Three Metropolitan Police officers have been injured after being attacked by a gang of youths outside of a school in West Green Road, Haringey.
At around 16:50 hours on Tuesday 8th December, officers from the North Area Basic Command Unit stopped a group of males outside a school in West Green Road, Haringey.
One of the males in the group was informed that he was being detained for the purpose of a search.
A crowd of youths formed around the officers, during which various insults were made towards them.
As the officers tried to move the crowd back, three of them were assaulted.
Four males, all aged 16, were arrested and taken to local police stations.
They were each bailed and are due to return to a north London police station in early Jan 2021.
Detective Chief Superintendent Treena Fleming, Commander of the North Area Basic Command Unit, said:
“I am aware of videos circulating on social media showing part of the incident, and we are working to establish the full circumstances of what occurred.
“A criminal investigation is underway to ascertain how the officers received their injuries, and welfare support is being provided to them.
“A public complaint has been received, and we recognise the community concern around this incident, so we have made a voluntary referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.
“It is important to remember that videos show a snap shot in time and the wider context is not immediately obvious.
“I would ask that our communities allow us the time for the incident to be reviewed in full so that all the circumstances can be established.”
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