Two Barnet police officers have been injured by a man armed with a screwdriver

Police were called at approximately 16:45hrs on Wednesday, 24 October, to reports of a burglary.

Whilst en route, officers were approached by a member of the public reporting a man acting suspiciously and carrying a screwdriver in Lawrence Gardens, NW7.

Officers attempted to speak with this man.

The two male officers were assaulted by the suspect. One officer sustained head injuries and the other injuries to his arm, both caused by a screwdriver.

The officers have been taken by the London Ambulance Service to a north London hospital for treatment. Their injuries are not life-threatening.

The 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken to a north London police station where he remains in custody.

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