Police officer struck with hammer while treating stab victim

Image above: The incident took place near High Street in Cranford

Police officer suffered a broken arm in attack

A police officer has been taken to hospital after being struck with a hammer in Hounslow, while he was treating a stabbing victim.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed they were called to a stabbing in Hounslow, west London at 8.15pm on Saturday (1 July).

Officers found a 31-year-old man with a slash wound near High Street, in Cranford.

While attempting to treat the man, officers were confronted by a large group of people, the force said.

A Met Police spokesperson said:

“One officer was injured after being struck with a hammer.

“He was taken to hospital where he was treated for a broken arm. He has since been discharged.”

The stabbed victim was taken to a central London hospital for treatment where his condition was assessed as non life-threatening.

There have been no arrests and enquiries are ongoing.