Metropolitan police have confirmed that one of their officers on duty is recovering in hospital after being attacked with a hammer leaving him with a nasty head injury.
The incident took place in an underpass by Jubilee way, within Twickenham. Police say police were called at 3.30pm to reports of two men on a moped acting suspiciously.
A taser was deployed to help detain a 16-year-old boy armed with the hammer. An 18-year-old man was also arrested.
Chief Superintendent Sally Benatar said: “These attending officers were brave and resilient in their efforts to stop these suspects. Even when presented with a dangerous weapon they acted in the best traditions of the Met and stood their ground. Their determination led to these armed suspects being arrested. I am very proud of them. We all wish the injured officer a speedy recovery and appeal for anyone who saw the suspects behaving suspiciously around the underpass by Jubilee Avenue or High Street, Whitton area to contact police.”
Anyone with information concerning these two suspects of saw them acting suspiciously around the underpass by Jubilee Ave today, Monday, 20 May is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 4500/20May or Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.
Update: 22 May
An 18 year old by the name of Brandon Flanagan from Twickenham has been charged with GBH with intent to resist arrest, possession of a bladed article and has now been remanded in custody after hitting a Police officer over the head with a hammer.
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