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Two police officers stabbed in Leicester Square

Two police officers have been stabbed during an incident in Leicester Square this morning.

In a statement posted on their website, the Met said: “An investigation is under way after two officers were stabbed in central London. On Friday, 16 September at around 06:00hrs 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.
Their families are aware.

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“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.

“Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident are ongoing.

“The incident is not being treated as terror related.”