Police have released further details of an incident reported by Harrow Online last week that took place at Harrow-on-the-Hill station.
At around 3:30pm on Tuesday 31 October, two female Met officers were making their way home after finishing their shift.
At Harrow on the Hill station, they became aware of a man ‘punching a woman’.
Despite both being newly recruited ‘student officers’ attached to the Met’s North West BCU and not having protective equipment with them, they intervened.
One of the officers stepped in front of the suspect while the other checked the victim for injuries. Thankfully, the victim was not seriously hurt and did not require ambulance treatment.
As the man made off, both officers gave chase while calling for back-up from Met colleagues, which led to his arrest.
Detective Superintendent Will Lexton-Jones of the Met’s North West BCU said: “Both officers acted bravely and decisively while off-duty to prevent an already serious incident escalating further.
“We will never know just how grave a situation was prevented by their intervention.”
A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and anti-social behaviour.
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