Man charged with the attempted murder of a police officer in Edgware


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A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer in Edgware after stabbing her in the face with a pen.

Police have revealed that Adrian Popa, 39, of no fixed abode, was charged with attempted murder on Monday, 17 August. He is due to appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 18 August.

The charge was made in connection with an incident in which an officer was stabbed in the face with a pen in Manor Park Crescent, Edgware, on Sunday 16 August at approximately 10:25hrs. The officer, a female PC, has since been discharged from hospital.

Detectives from the North West BCU’s Criminal Investigation Department lead the investigation.

Roy Smith, BCU Commander for North West London, said: “Sadly this is yet another reminder of the risks faced by our police officers as they respond to calls for help from the communities of London.”

He also tweeted: “I have now watched the BWV camera of the officer stabbed in the face. Proud doesn’t even come close. Her and her colleagues are absolute heroes. Calm, professional, resilient even after being violently attacked. London: we are lucky to have men & women like this protecting us.”

(Source: Met Police)

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