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Two police officers have been attacked by a gang of upto 30 youths dressed in school uniform after they confronted a boy after spotting a large knife.

the youths quickly turned on the officers and began repeatedly punching them. One of the officers was punched with so much force he fell to the ground. At that point a large number of youths within the group began kicking and punching the officer who laid helpless on the ground.

A second female police officer attempted to step in and was punched by another child during the sick attack on the officers which happened on November 9 in New Cross.

The male officer who laid on the ground was kicked and punched in the head as he lay helpless and motionless on the floor, he suffered serious bruising and concussion.

The Met Police have now released a statement saying “we are appealing to anyone who witnessed this shocking attack on two officers to come forward and speak with us, particularly anyone with mobile phone footage of the incident.

“It happened at a very busy time of the day and there would’ve been a large number of people in the area.

“These officers go to work every day to keep the public safe and this demonstrates the dangers the police can face while carrying out these duties.”

Met Police have already arrested a boy aged 15 on suspicion of actual bodily harm and was taken to a south-London police station, after the incident on Wednesday, November 9th, at around 4pm.

He has been bailed to a date in mid-December, while police urge members of the public who witnessed the attack and captured it on their mobile phones, to come forward and speak to police.

Anyone with any information can call police on 101 or contact Lewisham CID on 020 8284 8365 or 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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