Police officer hits head and loses consciousness while making an arrest in Hackney
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A police officer was knocked unconscious and hospitalised while making an arrest in Hackney.
The Met Police were called to a pub on Mare Street at 5pm on August 18 to reports of a disturbance.
A policeman was arresting a person at the scene when the officer reportedly hit his head on a wall and lost consciousness.
He was taken to hospital with a cut on his head and treated for injuries which are not life threatening.
In the meantime, another officer used PAVA spray - similar to pepper spray - on the person who was being arrested.
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The Met Police said this was to detain the person before backup arrived.
BCU Cmdr Marcus Barnett, in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: “It is important to remember that police officers are ordinary people who come into work every day not knowing what they will face and they deserve our support.
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“My thoughts are with my injured officer and his family.”
A 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion on criminal damage and assaulting a police officer. He is currently in police custody.