Machete-wielding man slashes police officer in Forest Gate


A police officer has been injured by a man wielding a machete in east London.

Emergency services were called to Skelton Road in Forest Gate at about midday on Sunday.

The Metropolitan Police force said it was believed a man was “suffering a mental health crisis” and officers remained on scene in an attempt to engage with him.

The injured officer is being treated in hospital for a slash wound to his arm. His condition is not life threatening.

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