01/03/2015 08:01 GMT | Updated 01/03/2015 08:59 GMT

Police Officer Stabbed In Head By Man Holding A Baby In Walworth, London

A police officer has been stabbed in the head by a man who had picked up a baby.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police were responding to a call about a violent man armed with a knife who had picked up the infant when the stabbing happened.

The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into the attack in Walworth, south-east London, shortly after 8pm yesterday.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Officers attended the address and attempted to speak to the man. The man put the baby down but subsequently attacked the officers present."

A male Pc in his 30s suffered stab injuries to the shoulder and head and was taken to hospital. He has since been discharged.

The 20-year-old man is in custody at a south London police station.