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Man arrested after cop stabbed in head

Cooks Road in Walworth, where the incident took place Credit: Ruth Zorko/ITV London

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, after a police officer was stabbed in the head in south London.

Police were called to Cooks Road, Walworth, shortly after 8pm yesterday, where they had been told a violent man armed with a knife had picked up a baby.

When they arrived, the police tried to speak to the man. He put the child down, but then attacked the officers.

One PC, in his 30s, suffered stab injuries to his head and shoulder. He was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

The attacker was arrested and is currently in custody at a south London police station. An investigation into the incident is underway.


Stabbing victim named by police

Alan Cartwright, 15, who died from a single stab wound Credit: Metropolitan Police

Officers investigating the murder of a 15-year-old boy in Islington have released the victim's name.

Although formal identification hasn't yet taken place, the Metropolitan Police said the dead teenager was Alan Cartwright from Islington.

Police were called to Caledonian Road just after 7.30pm to reports of a boy collapsed in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course. The police are continuing to appeal for information.

Burglars steal war medals from veteran's widow

A picture of some of the medals Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 90-year-old widow has been robbed of her husband's war medals during a burglary in West London.

Police in Hillingdon are appealing for witnesses and information following the theft. It took place some time between 8th February and 15th February. Cash was also stolen.

During the burglary, six naval World War II medals were taken. Some of the medals have 'W ELLIS 598200' engraved on the edge.

Detective Constable Lisa Coker, from Hillingdon CID, said: "The victim is understandably distraught that her husband's medals have been taken as they mean so much to her. These medals are a reminder of the sacrifice her husband made during the war and the brave man that he was.

"I urge anyone with information, or if you have been offered these medals to buy, to contact me."


Police name man killed in hit and run

Janusz Adam Partyka was pronounced dead after a collision this morning Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 31-year-old man who died after he was hit by a car has been named by police as Janusz Adam Partyka.

The police have appealed for witnesses after the driver failed to stop following the collision in Osterley this morning.

Mr Partyka was born in Poland, but lived in Osterley. The Metropolitan police said he worked as tradesman.

Police were called to the A4 Great West Road just before 5am today.

London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance attended but Mr Partyka was pronounced dead at the scene.

18-year-old arrested after stabbing in Hackney

Credit: @HeNrY9719/Twitter

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon and affray, following a stabbing in Hackney.

He is in custody at an east London police station.

A Hackney resident posted this picture online of the scene after police were called to Chatsworth Road at about 11.30pm yesterday.

Officers were met by a masked mob who threw missiles.

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