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Policeman dislocates shoulder trying to stop knife-wielding man in Kingsland Road

PUBLISHED: 10:43 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 10:43 31 October 2016

A file photo of Kingsland Road, where the officer was injured. Picture: Google Maps

A file photo of Kingsland Road, where the officer was injured. Picture: Google Maps

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A Hackney officer is nursing a dislocated shoulder after trying to catch a man chasing people with a kitchen knife in Kingsland Road.

The man was targeting members of the public at about 1am on Sunday morning when the policeman was injured tried to detain him.

A man was later charged with possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

Cdr Nick Downing, responsible for borough policing in west London, paid tribute to the officer.

He said: “Once again an officer places themselves in harms way to protect our communities. Thank you for doing such a fantastic job, speedy recovery.”


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