Details have emerged of an incident attended by Metropolitan Police Officers that resulted in two officers being hospitalised.
At around 18:54 hours on Wednesday 30th January, officers responded to reports of a burglary in progress at a residential address at Brayards Road, SE15.
Officers arrived on scene and were immediately confronted by three suspects.
Officers attempted to detain the suspects leading to a violent altercation during which two officers were assaulted by the suspects.
The extent of the officers injuries meant that they both required hospital treatment and were therefore both taken to a south London Hospital.
Their injuries were not considered as being life-threatening or life-changing, and they have both since been discharged from
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirmed to Emergency Services News that no arrests have yet been made and that enquiries are currently on-going.
This violent incident just goes to show the extreme lengths burglars are willing to go to in order to carry out their vile crimes.
One officer who attended the call for urgent assistance that was made by the officers during the initial response described the urgent assistance that was made by the officers who were assaulted as being the “worse he has seen”.
Our thoughts are with the officers who were injured and anyone with any information which might help Detectives with
This incident comes at a time when tougher sentences are being called for for anyone convicted of burglary with many saying that only long-term custodial sentences are appropriate for anyone convicted of this type of serious offence.
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