Police officer’s hand cut with sword in Dagenham

A man attacked a cop with a sword in Lodge Avenue last night (November 30). Picture: Google

A man attacked a cop with a sword in Lodge Avenue last night (November 30). Picture: Google - Credit: Archant

A police officer was cut with a sword while trying to detain a man.

The officer’s hand was injured after he and colleagues were called to Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, at 7.40pm last night (Monday, November 30) to reports of a disturbance.

When police arrived at a property they were confronted by a man who allegedly wielded the blade.

A spokesperson for the Met said: “The officer was taken to an east London hospital for treatment. His injuries are not life-threatening.”

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.


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