Forest Gate Attack: Police officer slashed with machete as armed police rush to scene

Dramatic video footage shows a large number of police officers and police vans blocking a road after a police officer was injured by a machete in Forest Gate, east London

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A large number of armed police officers took to a street after an officer was slashed with a machete in broad daylight.

Police say they have been called to reports of a man wielding a machete suffering from a mental health crisis in Forest Gate, east London.

One officer injured his arm and was taken to the hospital.

Dramatic footage and images show large numbers of police officers on the street, many appear to be wearing riot gear.

A long line of police vans and cars parked back to back blocks the street.

Shocked witnesses shared video footage of the scene.

A Met Police spokesman told The Mirror: “On Sunday 10 April, police were called at around 11.50am to reports of a man armed with a machete arriving at an address at Skelton Road, E7 suffered from a mental crisis.

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Large police presence on site



Many police cars and vans block the road



“Officials were present – ​​one officer sustained a cut on his arm and was taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is not life threatening.

“Officials remain on site and are trying to get in touch with the man.

“The incident is still ongoing.”

The Mirror has also reached out to the London Ambulance Service for comment.

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The incident is ongoing



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