Policewoman is STABBED in the stomach as she tries to arrest two men after knife raid on London grocery store
A female police officer has been stabbed in the stomach after intervening during a suspected attempted robbery at a grocery store in London.
The officer was attempting to detain two males, armed with knives, as they carried out a raid on a Westminster shop, in Chapter Street, south west London, at 3.42pm today.
Two officers, a male and a female, were attempting to detain the men after the shopkeeper had managed to push them out of the shop.
The officer was attempting to detain two males, armed with knives, as they carried out a raid on a Westminster shop, in Chapter Street, south west London
As they challenged the males, the female officer received a stab wound to the abdomen, but continued to chase the suspects along Vauxhall Bridge Road.
The suspects were detained a short time later with the assistance of firearms officers.
The officer was taken to hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Chief Inspector Simon Brooker, Central West BCU, said: ‘This shows precisely the kind of danger officers face every single day as they work to keep the public safe.
‘For this officer to be stabbed on duty is unacceptable but, fortunately, she does not appear to be seriously injured.
‘I applaud her bravery in responding to this call. This courage is typical of Met officers as they go about their duties.’