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Suspected drug dealer, 14, arrested in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 12:53 09 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:55 09 February 2018

The Met is combing its borough forces to save money. Picture: Ken Mears

The Met is combing its borough forces to save money. Picture: Ken Mears

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Police have arrested a 14-year-old from Bromley after two police officers were injured while searching a suspect.

Three officers were in a fully marked police vehicle in Farmfield Road, Downham, when they spotted two teenagers who matched the description of suspects involved in an attempted burglary that happened nearby about 15 minutes earlier.

An 18-year-old [A], and a 14-year-old [B], were detained for the purpose of a search when [B] ran off.

[A] then began struggling with officers and injured a male officer and a female officer in the process. The male officer’s hand was slashed by a knife during the struggle.

The officers, both attached to the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, were treated for their injuries at a south London custody suite. Neither required hospital treatment.

[A] was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, and grievous bodily harm. He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

Officers carried out a search warrant at an address in Bromley where they located [B]. He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug and possession with intent to supply a Class B drug. He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

Officers from Lewisham are investigating. Inquiries continue.

Temporary Chief Superintendent Robert Revill, of the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, said: “This incident is a reminder of the dangers that police officers face on a daily basis while carrying out their duties protecting Londoners.

“Policing is by its very nature unpredictable – however no officer should be subject to such a violent attack.”

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