Police officer seriously hurt and three others injured in unrelated assaults
PUBLISHED: 16:58 03 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 October 2018
Four police officers have been hurt, one seriously, in Barking and Dagenham today.
The borough’s police tweeted that the assaults took place in two unrelated incidents.
The account added: “That’s 4 officers injured, doing their job, in one short 8 hour shift, in one London borough. That’s 4 too many.”
The first incident took place in Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, where police were called to reports of a man armed with a knife in the street.
He threatened officers with the knife and was eventually disarmed when challenged by police officers with Tasers.
He was arrested on suspicion of assaulting two members of the public before the police arrived, as well as possession of an offensive weapon and affray.
The man then assaulted the arresting officers, seriously injuring one after punching him in the face. He was then further arrested.
In the second incident, police were called to Upney Lane, Barking, to reports of a man with a weapon attacking people and damaging vehicles.
He then assaulted both the police officers who arrived to detain him and was arrested on suspicion of multiple offences.