Officer’s injured during #londonbridge attack
Four police officers were injured while protecting the public during the major incident on Saturday 3rd June at London Bridge.
Three are from the Metropolitan Police, and one from British Transport Police. Whilst two sustained serious injuries, they are now in a stable condition and have begun the long physical recovery process ahead of them.
After visiting his officer in hospital, BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther said, “Although he is seriously unwell, he was able to recount how he faced the attackers armed only with his baton, outside London Bridge station. [It is] clear that he showed enormous courage in the face of danger, as did many others who were at the scene and rushed to help. For an officer who only joined us less than two years ago, the bravery he showed was outstanding and makes me extremely proud.”
The Police Dependants’ Trust has made contact with both forces, and is liaising with the Family Liaison Officer’s to ensure they have the support and assistance they need.
Those wishing to support the welfare fund can do so by making a donation online at www.pdtrust.org/donate or by calling 020 8941 6907.
Guidance has today been published by the Police Dependants’ Trust for family members of police officers about supporting loved ones after a major incident. It can be found at https://www.pdtrust.org/guidance