East Area police officer slashed with sword.

An East Area police officer was slashed with a sword whilst responding to a call in Lodge Avenue,Dagenham yesterday.

Following reports of a disturbance, police attended the call at 7.40pm and were confronted by a man with a sword.

A spokesperson for the Met told the Havering Daily:

“Police were called at 19:40hrs on Monday, 30 November to reports of a disturbance at a residential address on Lodge Avenue in Dagenham. Officers attended and were confronted by a man in possession of a sword. As officers attempted to detain him, one officer sustained a slash injury to his hand.

“The officer was taken to an east London hospital for treatment; his injuries are not life-threatening.

“The man was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He was taken to an east London police station where he remains in custody.”

Enquiries continue.

The Havering Daily