Police praised neighbours who rushed from their homes to help Detective Sergeant Bob Window, 39, based at Edmonton, after the attack in Albany Close, Tottenham, north London. Later a number of arrests were made.
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A policeman's hand, severed in a machete attack when he went to search a house, was packed in frozen vegetables by people living near by. Surgeons at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood, north-west London, were last night trying to sew it back on.