Stabbing horror as two police officers attacked in City of Westminster while on duty

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A police officer has been left seriously injured following a knife attack in the City of Westminster. Another member of the Metropolitan Police was stabbed and has also been taken to hospital.

The attacks took place earlier this morning in Leicester Square, City of Westminster.

Roads in the area have now been closed off.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “On Friday, September 16 at around 6am police encountered a male with a knife in the area of Leicester Square.

“Two officers received stab wounds and are currently being treated in hospital.

“We await further updates on their conditions.

“Taser was deployed and male was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assaulting an emergency worker.

“He was taken to a hospital for treatment where he remains at this time.”

A spokesperson added that “enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing”.

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