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Officers attacked by man with machete in Croydon

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Jan 6, 2022
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Detectives investigating an incident that left two officers injured are appealing for witnesses.

At around 10:00hrs on Thursday, 30 December officers from the Met’s South Area Command Safer Transport Team stopped a man riding a motorcycle at Cherry Tree Green, Croydon.

The man, aged 23, became violent during the stop. He was detained following Taser deployment. A knife was recovered at the scene.

One officer suffered a concussion and a second officer suffered a suspected fracture. 

A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with the incident.

Dramatic footage shows a man clad in a black jacket and headgear appearing to hit out at one cop, who is holding his legs. He then circles round and pulls out a large black object, seemingly prompting the other officer to use spray while talking on his radio. The first cop, who had been on the floor, then uses his taser – before the alleged attacker appears to try and rain down more blows. He eventually falls over yards from a motorbike lying on the ground – as a brave member of the public runs to help. The video was shot by roofer Robert Ball, 31, in Croydon, south London on December 30, at around 10am.

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