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Man arrested after firearms officer is mown down by car

The Met Police have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident in Tottenham on Tuesday.

Police activity on White Hart lane, Tottenham after a Metropolitan Police firearms officer was hospitalised after being run down during a vehicle stop on Tuesday (PA)
Police activity on White Hart lane, Tottenham after a Metropolitan Police firearms officer was hospitalised after being run down during a vehicle stop on Tuesday (PA)

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A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a police firearms officer was mown down by a car in Tottenham.

The man, who was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, has been taken into custody at a north London police station.

Four males, two aged 17, one aged 18 and one aged 19 have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A woman, aged 23, has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

They are all in custody at police stations across London.

The arrests follow an incident in Tottenham on Tuesday when officers conducted an intelligence-led armed stop of a vehicle.

The vehicle stopped for police, but then drove off at speed, colliding with the officer.

He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and he has since been discharged.

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley said: “This was an extremely serious incident whereby the safety of the public, as well as the life of the police officer, was endangered.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen this disturbing event.”

Anyone who was in the White Hart Lane area on October 29 at around 11.35am who may have witnessed anything is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CAD 2612/29OCT19 or call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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