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All the reaction as police officer is stabbed with machete in Leyton

By Ann Yip

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    A police officer is being treated in hospital after being attacked with a machete.
  • The incident happened shortly after midnight on Thursday (August 8) at the junction between Coopers Lane and Leyton High Road, Leyton.
  • The incident happened after a driver, aged in his 50s, failed to stop for police.
  • He was followed by police and stopped a short while later. But when police went to speak to the driver, an officer was stabbed a number of times by the driver.
  • The injured officer, aged in his thirties, was taken to hospital and remains in a critical but stable condition.
  • The suspect has been arrested.
  • We will be updating this live blog with reaction from witnesses and residents.

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