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Police officer injured after being slashed by machete as armed police rush to scene

A POLICE officer is injured after being slashed by a machete-wielding man.

Armed police are urgently chasing the attacker in the Forest Gate area of ​​east London.

A police officer was injured after being slashed with a machete in Forest Gate, London

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A police officer was injured after being slashed with a machete in Forest Gate, LondonCredit: Google

Officers were called to Skelton Road just before midday for reports of a man armed with a knife.

When they intervened, one of them injured his arm and was taken to hospital for treatment, although his condition is not life-threatening.

His colleagues remain at the scene to try to deal with the knifeman.

A Met Police spokesman said: “At around 11.50am on Sunday April 10, police were called to reports of a man armed with a machete suffering from a mental health crisis at an address in Skelton Road, E7.

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“Officials were present – ​​one officer sustained a cut on his arm and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“His condition is not life-threatening.

“Officials remain on site and are trying to get in touch with the man.

“The incident is still ongoing.”

https://www.the-sun.com/news/5094058/police-officer-slashed-machete-london/ Police officer injured after being slashed by machete as armed police rush to scene

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