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Man Held On Suspicion Of Attempted Murder After Police Officers Stabbed In North London

By Nadine White

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two police officers responding to reports of a fight were stabbed, Scotland Yard has said.

Two other officers were also injured during the altercation in Islington, north London, on Saturday night.

Police were called to reports of a fight in a home in Liverpool Road at around 10.45pm.

“Upon arrival, the officers were immediately met with hostility, with a man inside the address producing a large knife,” the Metropolitan Police said.

Two police officers have been stabbed after they attended a call to an address in Liverpool Road, N1. The officers were immediately met with hostility, with a man inside producing a large knife. One officers remains in hospital. https://t.co/A5QI5odao9pic.twitter.com/CX8tBvmvZ4

— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 7, 2018

The two stabbed officers were both men while two women officers were also injured – with one suffering a head injury and the other a suspected fractured wrist.

One remained in hospital being treated for stab wounds on Sunday morning.

Police recovered a knife from the scene and also arrested a second 19-year-old man, who was held on suspicion of affray.

Superintendent Mike Hill 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.”

Via:: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/man-held-on-suspicion-of-attempted-murder-after-police-officers-stabbed_uk_5bb9db24e4b01470d0521ad0