Two police officers attacked while responding to a call in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 12:44 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:10 25 September 2018

Two police officers were assauled in Rusholme Avenue, Dagenham, with one requiring hospital treatment. Picture: Google Street Images.

Two police officers were assauled in Rusholme Avenue, Dagenham, with one requiring hospital treatment. Picture: Google Street Images.

Google Street Images

Two police officers were assaulted in Rusholme Avenue, Dagenham after responding to a call just before 2pm yesterday to Blatchford House.

The police were responding to a call for help by a male at the property.

Police arrived on the scene and were subsequently refused entry by the male who called for help at his house.

The police were able to gain peaceful entry to the property however the male became aggressive towards the officers.

A spokesman for Barking and Dagenham police said: “One officer was pushed to the floor and the second was punched, head-butted and spat at to the face.

“The officer was rushed to a central London hospital for urgent treatment and has since been released.”

The male remains in an East London police station.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories


Midfielder scored winner for Essex club in win over Coasters


Nationwide project Breaking Boundaries aims to bring together young people, their families and communities through a shared love of cricket and was launched at the Barking Learning Centre last week.


Harry Redknapp is currently taking part in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Representatives from the Bank of England visited Barking and Newham to find out how the area’s economy is doing.


A great-grandmother from Barking has partied with Prince Charles at his 70th birthday bash.


Barking Abbey School has beaten off more than 3,000 others to be named among the best state schools for sport in the country.

A quarter of secondary schools in Barking and Dagenham are inadequate or require improvement, Ofsted figures show.

Yesterday, 12:00

A young filmmaker has shone a spotlight on an outreach scheme trying to tackle knife crime.


Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Barking and Dagenham is home to Better Extreme, London’s largest indoor skatepark. Whatever your discipline, be it skateboarding, inline, BMX or scootering, there’s a challenge waiting for you.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now