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Kingsbury stabbing: Three injured PCs undergo surgery

Police cordon around the scene of stabbing in Kingsbury
Image caption The officers received praise for taking on the armed attacker

Three police officers who were stabbed in north-west London as they tried to arrest a man have undergone surgery.

The PCs, along with another officer, were attacked by a man wielding a 12in knife outside Kingsbury Halal Butchers on Kingsbury Road on Saturday morning.

Ch Supt Dalwardin Babu said the PCs, who were stabbed in the stomach, arm and leg, were recovering from their injuries.

A 32-year-old man held on suspicion of attempted murder is still in custody.

The fourth officer, who was slashed and suffered a broken hand, was discharged from hospital on Saturday afternoon.

The officers were praised for their "outstanding bravery" by the Home Secretary Theresa May, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe and London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Mr Babu, the borough commander for Harrow, said: "Harrow police have been inundated by messages of support, for the enormous bravery of the officers who were stabbed, and their colleagues.

"The local community has been stopping officers in the street to inquire on the condition of the officers and thank the police for their bravery.

"I feel truly humbled by the humility of the officers who were injured, and their colleagues, as they talked about this horrific incident."

The incident began when police were called to a disturbance.

The attacker was chased by officers in and out of shops before the man went into the butcher's shop and grabbed the knife.

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