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Officer sustains knife injury during arrest in Uxbridge

News   •   Aug 23, 2020 20:00 BST

An officer sustained a knife injury whilst detaining a man in Uxbridge this morning.

Police were called to an address in Dovedale Close, Harefield at approximately 02:44hrs on Sunday, 23 August to reports of a disturbance.

Officers attended and could hear a disturbance coming from inside the premises.

A man opened the door, armed with a knife and confronted officers.

During attempts to detain the man, a male officer received a knife injury to the arm.

Taser was deployed and the suspect was detained.

A 40-year-old man was arrested for assault on an emergency service worker, GBH and affray. He remains in police custody at this time.

The officer was taken to hospital, where he was assessed and his stab wound was treated. His injuries are not serious.

Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Bowen from the West Area Basic Command Unit said:

“These officers were courageous and extremely lucky that they were able to walk away from this incident with minimal injuries. This is an example of the dangers that our officers face whilst doing their role as police officers protecting Londoners. We wish the injured officer a speedy recovery.”