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​Two teenagers charged after police officer stabbed in Westminster

News   •   Oct 05, 2020 14:26 BST

Two teenagers are due in court following the stabbing of a police officer in Westminster. 

The 15-year-old males will appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court on Monday, 5 October charged as follows:

[A] 15 years, from Barking, is charged with:

= Inflict grievous bodily harm against a police officer
= Assault by beating of an emergency worker (in relation to the male officer)
= Attempted robbery
= Threaten a person with a blade / sharply pointed article in a public place
= Assault by beating
= Criminal damage

[B] 15 years, from Hampshire, is charged with:

= Assault by beating of an emergency worker (in relation to the male officer)
= Attempted robbery
= Threaten a person with a blade / sharply pointed article in a public place
= Assault by beating
= Criminal damage

On Sunday, 4 October at approximately 15:42hrs, two police officers (one male, and one female) challenged two males in Chapter Street, SW1 following an attempted robbery of a grocery store.

During the incident, the female officer received a stab wound to the abdomen.

The males were later arrested and charged as above.

The officer was taken to hospital, but later discharged.