Police officer in critical condition after machete attack
A police officer is in a critical condition after being attacked by a machete after trying to stop a vehicle in east London.
Scotland Yard said an officer was stabbed a "number of times" but managed to use his taser to subdue the suspect.
A man in his fifties has been arrested.
Providing an update on Thursday morning, Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker said: "The officer is currently in the Royal London (hospital), I went to see him in the early hours of this morning.
"He is fine. He is seriously injured but he will make a recovery. He is there with his family and loved ones. He's having an operation at 10 o'clock, and that's for an operation to a defensive wound on his hand.
"He's still very shaken up and so are his colleagues."
Police do not think this incident was terror-related.