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Metropolitan Police officer ‘slashed with machete’ in east London

A POLICE officer is in hospital after being attacked by a machete-wielding man during an ongoing incident in east London this morning.  

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The Metropolitan Police officer was slashed at around midday today (April 10) in the Forest Gate area after being called to a “mental health crisis”.  

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Officers are reportedly still on scene attempting to engage with the suspect in the incident that was called in at around 11.50am. 

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: “We were called to reports of a man armed with a machete suffering a mental health crisis at an address in Skelton Road, E7. 

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“Officers attended – one officer received a slash injury to his arm and has been taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is not life threatening. 

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“Officers remain on scene and are attempting to engage with the man. 

“The incident remains ongoing at this time.”  

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