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Police Officer stabbed outside of Train Station

A police officer has been stabbed while on duty outside of a train station in East London.

The officer was on duty when he was approached by a suspect outside of Ilford Station and attacked with a Knife.

he was rushed to hospital for treatement for his injuries they are not believed to be life-threatening.

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

British Transport Police said: “Officers are appealing for information after a BTP police officer was stabbed outside Ilford Station.

“Around 9.45pm this evening (Friday) a male officer was approached whilst on duty outside Ilford Station and was attacked with a knife.

“The London Ambulance Service has taken the officer to hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.

“A man has been arrested.”

Counter-terrorism police are not thought to be involved at this stage.

The incident comes amid concerns of an increase in attacks on police officers amid a rise in violent crime across London.

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