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Brave PCs praised after they tackled 'extremely violent' knife-thrower

'These officers displayed immense bravery,' says borough commander after pair injured in incident
Published - 10/07/2015 By - Josh Loeb - Police Oracle

Two young police officers have been hailed for their bravery after they confronted an "extremely violent" knife-hurling man in London.

The pair, aged 24 and 26, have not been named but are both male PCs serving with the Met.

One officer sustained a minor head injury and another received injuries to his face and body during the incident in Kingsdown Road, Islington, last night.

Scotland Yard said the two officers had “a number of large knives” thrown at them by a man after they were called to a residential street.

The suspect was eventually restrained and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He is currently in custody at a north London police station.

Detective Chief Superintendent Catherine Roper, Islington Borough Commander, said: "On Thursday evening, officers responded to an emergency call and were confronted by an extremely violent male.

“This male attempted to seriously assault the officers, including throwing knives at them in the street where other people were present.

“These officers displayed immense bravery and professionalism, and were able to detain the male without sustaining serious injury to him, other members of the public or themselves."

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