A female cop has been stabbed in the stomach while she was trying to arrest two men at a grocery store in Chapter Street, Westminster in south west London.
Two police officers, a female and a male, saw the commotion caused by the robbery as the storekeeper managed to push the suspects from the store.
But as the cops tried to detain the robbers, the female officer got stabbed in the stomach. She was rushed to a hospital and the suspects were later arrested with the assistance of firearm officers.
“This shows precisely the kind of danger officers face every single day as they work to keep the public safe,” said Chief Inspector Simon Brooker.
“For this officer to be stabbed on duty is unacceptable but, fortunately, she does not appear to be seriously injured.”
Brooker added: “I applaud her bravery in responding to this call. This courage is typical of Met officers as they go about their duties.”
Westminster City Councilor Rachael Robathan said: “Shocked by news of a policewoman being stabbed in Chapter Street, Westminster. Relieved she appears not to be seriously injured but a vivid reminder of the dangers police officers face every day keeping us safe.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan also said: “My thoughts and prayers are with this brave police officer who is receiving treatment in hospital after she was stabbed while on duty, intervening in a robbery, this afternoon.
“Every day our courageous police officers put themselves in harm’s way to keep Londoners safe.
“I am sure all Londoners will join me in wishing her a speedy recovery. Attacks on our police are utterly unacceptable and perpetrators will feel the full force of the law.”
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