Detectives from the Met Police are appealing for witnesses after two officers were attacked following a traffic stop.
One police officer suffered a concussion and a second officer was left with a suspected fracture following the incident on Thursday, December 30.
The Met Police’s south area command safer transport team stopped a man, 23, riding a motorcycle at Cherry Tree Green, in south Croydon at 10am but he then became violent towards officers.
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A taser was subsequently deployed as the incident escalated and a knife was recovered at the scene.
In a statement from police, a spokesperson said: “Detectives investigating an incident that left two officers injured are appealing for witnesses.
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“At around 10am on Thursday, December 30 officers 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.”
Anyone who either witnessed or has footage of the incident should email [email protected], call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 1096/30DEC.
To remain 100 per cent anonymous, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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