Police officer and community support officer stabbed in west London, England
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
|Shocked by the stabbing of a police officer & a PCSO in Ealing. No place for this on the streets of London|
The pair were subsequently transported to hospital by ambulance. The police community support officer was seriously injured, having been stabbed in the arms. However, he was not thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries. The police officer was stabbed in the neck. His injuries were considered life-threatening.
The alleged attacker, a 30-year-old male, was arrested at the scene of the attack. According to reports, he was wanted by the police for recall to prison. When it became clear that he was going to be arrested, he drew a knife and stabbed the two.
Koon Midam, a witness to this incident, commented: "The man was asked to show a valid ticket and went into a violent rage. Very quickly the problem escalated as he drew his knife and made a few quick slashes. It was more of a shock for the first few moments and then there were the cries, the Pc dropping to the floor and the man lashing out again."
Another male witness described the events. "I could see two policemen sprinting to the back of a police car to retrieve a green first aid kit," he said. "They rushed back to assist a policeman who had blood on him. I then noticed another policeman who was walking slowly and then collapsed on the pavement. His arm fell to his side. As I drove away I also noticed a number of policemen pinning a man to the ground. He was shouting. What disturbed me most of all was the amount of blood on the pavement, it was clear that someone was very seriously injured."
- Vikram Dodd. "Police officer and PCSO stabbed while on duty" — , December 15, 2010
- Pete Norman. "Two Officers Critical After Stab Attack" — , December 15, 2010
- "Two police officers are stabbed in Ealing, west London" — , December 15, 2010
- The tweet that Boris Johnson created regarding this incident