Hackney police attack: Three men and teenager charged with assault on London officer

Male and female officer had been flagged down by person saying they had been attacked

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Correspondent
Friday 12 June 2020 10:43 BST
A Metropolitan Police car
A Metropolitan Police car (Getty)

Three men and a teenage boy have been charged over an attack on police officers in east London that was filmed and shared on social media.

Two constables, one male and one female, were injured in the incident on Wednesday afternoon.

The Metropolitan Police said they had been patrolling the Frampton Park Road area of Hackney when they were flagged down by a member of the public who said they had been attacked.

As an officer tried to speak to a suspect, a man resisted and several other people became involved in a struggle with an officer on the ground.

The incident was filmed, and footage was spread widely on social media.

A spokesperson for Hackney Police said three men and a 13-year-old boy had been charged.

Paul Kabemba, 33, of Morning Lane in Hackney, is charged with assault of an emergency worker and assaulting a member of the public.

Jordan Thomas, 20, of Woolridge Way in Hackney has been charged with assaulting an emergency worker alongside Marvin Henderson, 34, of Frampton Park Road in Hackney and the 13-year-old boy, who cannot be named because of his age.

They were to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court later on Friday.

Scotland Yard said the male and female police constable suffered cuts and bruises but did not require hospital treatment.

Commander Marcus Barnet said: “They have been back out at work, which is testament to their dedication.

“We have ensured the welfare of the officers and they continue to be supported by their colleagues. Police officers do not come to work to be attacked.”

Priti Patel, the home secretary, and mayor of London Sadiq Khan were among those to publicly condemn the incident.

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