Police officer is rushed to hospital after collapsing ‘when he was assaulted as he tried to arrest man, 32, with colleagues’
- Police were called to a disturbance in Haringey, London, on Thursday afternoon
- A 32-year-old man struck one of the officers who attended the scene and fled
- He was later arrested and assaulted two further officers while at a police station
- The officer remains in a stable condition in hospital following his collapse
A police officer has been taken to hospital after a man assaulted three officers and made racist remarks towards others as he was being detained in Haringey, London.
The Metropolitan Police was called to reports of a disturbance at about 12.20pm on Thursday inside a building on High Road, N17.
In a statement, the force said officers were confronted by a man, aged 32, who struck one of them before leaving the scene.
He was then pursued by officers and detained close to the scene. Additional officers attended and he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.
The officer was rushed to hospital and remains in a stable condition after he was assaulted by the 32-year-old (Stock image)
The man was taken into custody at a north London police station, where he assaulted two further police officers and made racist comments towards others.
One of those assaulted by the man, a police constable, collapsed shortly afterwards.
He was provided with emergency first aid by his colleagues before being taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition receiving treatment.
Chief Inspector Karl Curran said: ‘Police officers go to work every day with the primary aim of protecting the public.
‘Today, several officers have been injured by a man who had been acting aggressively towards members of the public.
‘One of these officers remains in hospital. Our thoughts are we with him and his family, as well as his colleagues.
‘I would like to praise the actions of the officers who quickly went to his assistance and provided him with first aid.’
The officer remained in a stable condition in hospital overnight on Thursday.
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