Two police officers injured in north London stabbing

 

The Guardian | Published: October 07, 2018

 

19-year-old held on suspicion of attempted murder after incident at home in Islington


Two other officers were also injured as police responded to reports of a fight in Liverpool Road. Photograph: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

 

Alexandra Heal

 

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two police officers were stabbed and two others were injured in north London on Saturday evening.

The Metropolitan police said officers were responding to reports of a fight at a property on Liverpool Road, Islington, where they were met with a hostile man wielding a large knife.

Two male officers were stabbed, one female officer sustained a head injury and another was left with a suspected fractured wrist. A Taser was discharged during the incident, the force said.

All four officers were taken to hospital, and three since been discharged. One of the officers who was stabbed remains in hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The suspect was also treated in hospital for minor injuries before being taken into custody at a north London police station. A second 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray. Both remain in custody.

“This incident demonstrates the courage and professionalism officers show day in day out, in what can often be a dangerous job,” said Supt Mike Hill.

“When officers respond to what can often be a difficult situation or go to assist members of the public they should not be met with violence. It is completely unacceptable.”

A knife was recovered from the scene. The Metropolitan police asked anyone with information to come forward.

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