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Stabbed Ealing policeman to make full recovery

Pc Paul Madden
Image caption Pc Paul Madden suffered serious throat injuries

A probationary police officer whose neck was cut by a man with a knife will make a full recovery.

Pc Paul Madden, 23, and PCSO Piotr Dolata, 27, were checking bus fares when they were attacked in Ealing, west London, on 15 December.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said Pc Madden, who suffered serious injuries to his neck, is recovering well.

John Onyenaychi, 30, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and attacking a third officer.

Mr Dolata suffered less serious injuries and was released from hospital on the day of the attack.

The police spokesman said: "Pc Paul Madden's condition has improved and he is now expected to make a full recovery."

The attack happened at a bus stop on New Broadway when officers were checking bus passengers had paid their fare.

Mr Onyenaychi has appeared before magistrates and is due at the Old Bailey on 25 March.

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