Police officers stabbed as they respond to call in North London

Police officers stabbed as they respond to call in North London

Four police officers from the Central North Command Unit were injured when they responded to reports of a disturbance in Islington.

Two male officers were stabbed. A female officer was also stabbed and sustained a suspected fractured wrist. Another female officer sustained a head injury.

A Taser was discharged during the incident.

The officers were all taken to hospital, three have since been discharged but one remains in hospital where he is being treated for significant facial injuries.

Their injuries have not been deemed life threatening.

Local Federation Representatives are checking up on the officers and speaking to the management to ensure our colleagues are being looked after.

Police were called at 10.43pm on Saturday, 6 October to reports of a fight at a residential address at Liverpool Road, N1.

Upon arrival, the officers were immediately met with hostility, with a man inside the address producing a large knife.

A 19-year-old man [A] was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He was taken to a central London hospital for treatment for minor injuries before being taken into custody at a north London police station. He remains there at this time.

A second 19-year-old man [B] was also arrested, on suspicion of affray and remains in police custody.

A knife was recovered at the scene.

Officers from Central North Command are investigating. Enquiries continue.

Superintendent Mike Hill, Central North Command Unit said: "This incident demonstrates the courage and professionalism officers show day in day out in what can often be a dangerous job. 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.

“Whilst arrests have been made if you have any information that can assist police with their ongoing inquiries; witnessed the attack or what occurred prior to police attendance please get in touch."

Detective Chief Superintendent Iain Raphael, Central North Command, said: “I am in the process of personally contacting all of the officers involved in this incident, this includes those who were injured and those who attended to assist their colleagues. My main priority now is to ensure that all the officers receive the support they deserve. Officers come to work to protect the public and should not end up being victims of crime themselves. Without the effective use of Taser by one of the officers during this incident, the injuries sustained could have been even more serious.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 7687/06 Oct or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.