Male wanted after officer struck with sledgehammer in Barnet

Police in Barnet are issuing an image of a man they are attempting to trace after an officer was struck with a sledgehammer.

At around 09:30hrs on Friday, 10 August officers responded to reports of a domestic disturbance involving a male armed with a knife at a residential address in Sunningfields Road, NW4.

Two officers entered the address and were confronted by a male who brandished a sledgehammer and swung it at them.

One officer was struck by the sledgehammer before the male decamped and fled.

The officer, a female aged in her mid-30s, was not seriously injured. She is currently recovering at home.

Officers would like to speak to Cayle Lynch, 24, in connection with this incident.

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