A police officer has been attacked and stabbed outside Ilford Railway Station in East London.
British Transport Police have said the attack that took place around 21:45 which saw one male police officer stabbed, a man has been arrested in connection with the attack and counter-terrorism police are not said to be involved in the investigation at this stage.
Police say the officer was randomly approached by the assailant and “attacked with a knife.” No indication behind motive has been released and the British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for information.
Police officer stabbed outside Ilford Railway Station, around 9.45pm last night (Friday).
We’re you there? Did you witness the attack? Man has been arrested.
Text BTP on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 – quote 659 of 23/11/2018
Metropolitan Police Federation Ken Marsh has called for officers to be given more support after an incident seen two officers brutally attacked.
During the incident, one of the officers was kicked onto a road and narrowly missed the moving traffic as they tried to apprehend a suspect in Hackney.
Mr. March said:
There is an element of people out there who just have no respect whatsoever and don’t care,
They don’t care about their actions, don’t care how they behave and don’t care about the consequences and we are left to face that twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.”