‘The disturbing reality our officers face’: Latest update on police officer stabbed outside Ilford Station
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The British Transport Police have confirmed that the officer stabbed at Ilford Railway Station is recovering at home as they continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward.
The officer was attacked with a knife at the Cranbrook Road Station at around 9.45pm last night (Friday, November 23), and detectives are now appealing for anyone who saw anything of the incident, to please get in touch.
One man has been arrested.
BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther, who has been in touch with the officer, said: “This is an example of the disturbing reality our officers face every day whilst going about their duties.
“We all here at BTP wish him all the very best for his recovery and would like to thank the public for their many get well messages and support.
“I know this will have had an impact on his family, friends and colleagues.
“The safety of our officers is extremely important to us and I’m in discussions with my senior team to see what needs to be done to ensure these types of incidents are kept to an absolute minimum.”
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Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016, or by calling 0800 40 50 40 - quoting reference 659 of 23/11/2018.