A 13-year-old boy and three men have been charged after an alleged attack on two police officers in east London.
A video of the incident has been widely circulated on social media, showing an officer pinned down on the ground and being kicked, while his female colleague is pushed when she tries to intervene.
Both officers suffered minor injuries in the incident, in Frampton Park Road, Hackney, on Tuesday.
Scotland Yard said Jordan Thomas, 20, Marvin Henderson, 34, and a 13-year-old boy, who are all from Hackney, have been charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.
Paul Kabemba, 33, has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker and a separate count of assault.
All four are due to appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Good morning, Itâs pleasing to report that following an investigation into Tuesdayâs incident in Frampton Park Road, three men and a 13 yr old boy have been charged with assaulting emergency workers. They will attend court today. Thank you so much for your messages of support— Hackney Police (gov.uk/coronavirus) (@MPSHackney) June 12, 2020
Hackney police tweeted on Friday: “Good morning, It’s pleasing to report that following an investigation into Tuesday’s incident in Frampton Park Road, three men and a 13 yr old boy have been charged with assaulting emergency workers. They will attend court today.
“Thank you so much for your messages of support.”
At around 3.30pm on Tuesday, officers patrolling the area near Frampton Park Road were flagged down by a member of the public who told officers they had been assaulted.
As an officer attempted to speak to those involved, a struggle ensued.
Two men, aged 32 and 20, were arrested at the scene and taken to an east London police station.
Later that evening, a further arrest was made, of the 13-year-old boy, and on Thursday, a 34-year-old man was arrested.
The Home Secretary and mayor of London Sadiq Khan were among those to publicly condemn the incident.
Responding to news of the charges, Priti Patel tweeted: “Good.”