Officers assaulted while responding to a call for urgent assistance

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Police were called at approximately 10.40pm on Monday , 27 August to McDonalds in Mare Street, Hackney.

Staff at the restaurant had used the panic alarm and reported that a man was fighting with customers.

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Two response officers attended and detained the man concerned.

The officers were then confronted with a hostile crowd some of whom assaulted the officers.

Both officers were later treated for injuries; one for an ankle injury and the other for cuts to his face.

Neither officer has reported sick.

Colleagues arrived on scene a short time later, a 30-year-old man was arrested for assault on police and taken to a north London police station where he is currently detained.

Enquiries continue to try and identify the other suspects involved.

Acting Borough Commander Steve Johnson of the Central East Command Unit, said: “Two officers, who were responding to a call to protect the public have been repeatedly assaulted. This is an unacceptable, nasty incident, with my officers being kicked while they were on the floor just trying to do their job. I would ask anyone with any information to call us and assist in the investigation”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 7430

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