A police officer is attacked every four hours in London amid a surge in assaults against Britain's biggest police force.
Nearly ten officers are also injured by other accidents ranging from slips and trips to being hit by moving vehicles, figures reveal.
The number of attacks against Met Police officers in the first half of 2017 rose by nearly 300 compared with the same period last year.
Freedom of Information figures show there were:
- 2,600 reported injuries of police officers in the capital between January 1 and June 30
- 1,111 of those were the result of being attacked by a person
- During the same period last year there were 2,467 injuries, with 822 the result of being attacked
Police said the overall injury figures also include accidents on duty, including, slips, trips, falls and being 'hit by a moving vehicle'.
There are currently 30,513 police on the beat across Greater London, down from 32,125 in 2010.