Police officer stabbed tackling 'knifeman' in north London

A Metropolitan Police constable has been stabbed after trying to tackle a knife-wielding suspect in north London.

Officers were called to Hendon Way at about 1.15pm to reports of a man seen in possession of a knife.

When they arrived the suspect tried to flee before stabbing a male officer in the arm.

The man was tasered and arrested on suspicion of GBH. He was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The male officer was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is not life threatening.

North West BCU Commander Roy Smith 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.”