London, September 16 (QNA) - A police officer has been left with a potentially life-changing injury in a central London attack that also saw her colleague stabbed in the neck.
The stabbing near Leicester Square at 06:00 BST is not related to the Queen's death or terror-related, police say.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan was quoted by the BBC as branding the incident "utterly appalling" at a "momentous time for our country".
A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assaulting an emergency worker.
The female officer was stabbed in the arm before her male colleague ran after the "frenzied" suspect and a tussle ensued, Met Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said.
The male officer was "very seriously injured" after being stabbed three times in the neck and once in the chest but should make a full recovery, he added.
Other colleagues joined and a fired a Taser at the suspect during the "violent struggle" on Great Windmill Street, near Shaftesbury Avenue. He was subdued then arrested, Sir Mark said.
He has since been discharged from hospital into police custody.(QNA)
16 September 2022
Two UK Police Officers Stabbed in Central London
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