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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police officer is stabbed in the head

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police officer is stabbed in the head

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police officer was stabbed in the head.

Police were responding to a call about a violent man armed with a knife who had picked up a baby when the stabbing happened.

The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into the stabbing in Walworth, south-east London, shortly after 8pm yesterday.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Officers attended the address and attempted to speak to the man. The man put the baby down but subsequently attacked the officers present.”

A male Pc in his 30s suffered stab injuries to the shoulder and head and was taken to hospital. He has since been discharged.

The 20-year-old man is in custody at a south London police station.