Hendon stabbing: Police officer knifed during arrest in London

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  • July 10, 2020
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A police officer has been stabbed following a chase in north London.

Officers had been called to Hendon Way, in Hendon, following reports of a man seen with a knife shortly after 1pm on Friday.

The suspect ran off as police arrived, with officers pursuing him on foot before he stabbed one of them in the arm.

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He was Tasered before being arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH).

The man was later taken to hospital as a precaution.

The injured officer was also taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Chief Superintendent Roy Smith, commander of the Metropolitan Police’s north west borough command unit, said: “This is another example of the dangers our officers face on a daily basis as they go about their duty protecting the people of London.

“Knowing that there were reports of a man in possession of a knife, this police constable and his colleagues ran to challenge and apprehend him – these are truly brave actions.

“I have visited the injured officer in hospital and thankfully he should make a full recovery from his injury.”

The police investigation continues.

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