Fuzz the police dog suffered a deep cut to his eye while helping to catch a suspected armed robber in Downham.
The German Shepherd clung on to the man despite being battered around the head with a metal baton.
Noticing that Fuzz was bleeding heavily from his nose, as well as his eye, he was taken by his handler for emergency veterinary treatment.
Fuzz, who has been with the force since he was 7 weeks old, is expected to make a full recovery.
The Deputy Met Commissioner, Craig Mackey, and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, will be questioned by members of the London Assembly on policing in the capital.
Questions are expected to focus on the detention of children in police custody, the review of victim services, hate crime, domestic extremism and the way terror suspects are dealt with.
A man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released with no further action. A woman died after being stabbed in Ilford overnight. She has not yet been formally identified.
More than 1,000 suspected stolen mobile phones, have been recovered by police along with cash, drugs and weapons. It follows a major crackdown on thieves who target the public across London. 561 people were arrested.
Dawn raids targeted suspected thieves and in Bexley alone officers seized more than 700 suspected stolen mobile phones. A large quantity of suspected Class A drugs were also found, along with £6,000 cash.
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Today's arrests are the culmination of a lot of planning and hard work. We have dismantled what was a sophisticated, well oiled, well established operation involving a network of criminals from the cargo handlers to the couriers to the distributors all the way up to the top of the pile.
Police say large quantities of near pure cocaine were recovered with a street value totalling many millions of pounds.
- The drugs would come in to London Heathrow in cargo containers on flights from Mexico City
- Once the aircraft arrived into the terminal, cargo handlers would quickly remove the drugs, which were boxed inside the cargo container, before it was moved on
- Couriers would then liaise with the cargo handlers and collect the drugs and pass them onto the criminals responsible for distributing the drugs to local dealers
Met Police Officers have carried out a series of co-ordinated raids on homes in London and the South East as part of an operation to smash an international drugs smuggling ring.
Police say today's operation dismantled a well-established, organised criminal network responsible for importing and distributing millions of pounds worth of cocaine.
The Met are searching for a 14-year-old boy who has not been seen since Friday 4 October.
Semi Suka, from Uxbridge, was last seen wearing his school uniform at Uxbridge High School at around 3.15pm on Friday 4 October.
He told friends he was going to KFC in Uxbridge and police think he may have gone into Uxbridge Town Centre.
The school uniform he was wearing consists of black trousers, a white shirt and black blazer with a black and yellow tie. He was also carrying a blue and red bag.
Police want anyone with information on Semi to call Uxbridge Police on 0208 246 1524, the police non-emergency line on 101 or Missing People on 116 000.