Men arrested in Newham after assualting Violent Crime Task Force officers

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of assault on police and possession of a firearm, following an incident yesterday afternoon in Newham, which resulted in two police officers sustaining injuries requiring hospital treatment.

At around 16:30 on Thursday 16 August, officers from the Met’s Violent Crime Task Force stopped a vehicle in Romford Road, E12 and went to speak to the two male occupants. The men got out of the vehicle and a struggle ensued, which resulted in two officers being injured. A female officer suffered a broken bone in her right hand, a male officer has ligament damage to his hand, requiring surgery.

The men threatened the officers with what is believed to be a firearm.

A 25-year-old man [A], was arrested at the scene; a 23-year-old man [B], who ran away from the scene was arrested in Grantham Road, E13, following a search of nearby gardens.

No firearm has been recovered, a search for it is ongoing.

Detectives from the Trident and Area Crime Command are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trident on 101 quoting CAD 4921/16 Aug, via @MetCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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