NEWS
07/10/2018 12:12 BST | Updated 07/10/2018 21:36 BST

Islington Stabbing: Man Held On Suspicion Of Attempted Murder After Police Officers Knifed

The officers were responding to reports of a fight.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two police officers responding to reports of a fight were stabbed, Scotland Yard has said.

Two other officers were also injured during the altercation in Islington, north London, on Saturday night.

A second 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and remains in police custody.

Police were called to reports of a fight in a home in Liverpool Road at around 10.45pm.

“Upon arrival, the officers were immediately met with hostility, with a man inside the address producing a large knife,” the Metropolitan Police said.

The two stabbed officers were both men while two women officers were also injured – with one suffering a head injury and the other a suspected fractured wrist.

One remained in hospital being treated for stab wounds on Sunday morning.

Police recovered a knife from the scene and also arrested a second 19-year-old man, who was held on suspicion of affray.

Superintendent Mike Hill said: “This incident demonstrates the courage and professionalism officers show day in, day out in what can often be a dangerous job.

“When officers respond to what can often be a difficult situation or go to assist members of the public they should not be met with violence, it is completely unacceptable.”