Tottenham: Met Police officer in hospital after ‘assault’ during arrest

Metropolitan Police officers were responding to reports of a disturbance in High Road, Tottenham.

A police officer is in a “stable condition” in hospital after an alleged assault while a man was being detained.

At about 12.20pm on Thursday (January 19), officers responded to reports of a disturbance in a building on the High Road, Tottenham.

The Met says they were confronted by a 32-year-old man, who struck one of an officer before fleeing.

Additional officer joined the chase and a man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.

He was taken into custody at a north London police station where police say he assaulted two further police officers and made racist comments towards others.

Shortly after being struck, a police constable collapsed and was taken unwell.

He was provided with emergency first aid by his colleagues before being taken to hospital, where he is in a stable condition.

Chief Inspector Karl Curran said: “Police officers go to work every day with the primary aim of protecting the public.

“Today, several officers have been injured by a man who had been acting aggressively towards members of the public.

“One of these officers remains in hospital. Our thoughts are we with him and his family, as well as his colleagues.

“I would like to praise the actions of the officers who quickly went to his assistance and provided him with first aid.”