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Machete Man ‘Suffering a Mental Health Crisis’ Hospitalises Policeman


A police officer in London has been hospitalised by a machete-wielding man the London force describes as “suffering a mental health crisis”.


The man, who is so far unnamed and without a description, allegedly carried out the attack on Skelton Road in the hyper-diverse London Borough of Newham, noted for such dubious law and order plaudits as its status as the acid attack capital of the city.

“Officers on scene in Skelton Road #Newham dealing with reports of a man suffering a mental health crisis inside an address,” the Metropolitan Police Force reported on social media on Sunday afternoon. 

“One officer has received a slash injury to his arm and has gone to hospital. Officers continue to engage with the man to resolve the situation,” the force’s North East Basic Command Unit (BCU) added.