A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly trying to stab a police officer in the stomach
The incident occurred shortly after 9pm on Tuesday evening. Emergency services were called to a disturbance on Lynette Avenue, Clapham, London, where the alleged offender, Julian Peters, 35, attempted to run from the scene and pulled out two knives which he then tired to use to stab a female police in the stomach when she blocked his escape.
The female officer was unhurt in the attack and was able to finish her shift, where together with other officers on duty arrested Peters at nearby Clapham Common.
Peters has now been charged with attempted murder, making threats to kill and one count of points and blades.
He will appeared at Camberwell Green Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Thursday) October 24.
Simon Messinger, Chief Superintendent from the Metropolitan Police, said: ‘This was a truly shocking incident that could have easily had devastating consequences and I have no doubt that the intentions of this man were to seriously harm one of our colleagues.
‘It is a testament to her bravery that, despite the attack, this officer – along with her colleagues – remained focused in detaining and disarming a dangerous man.’