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Man charged after police officer attacked in Leyton

Man charged after police officer attacked in Leyton

  • 8 August 2019
Image caption The van stopped by police taken away for forensic examination

A man has been charged with attempted murder and possessing an offensive weapon after an attack that injured a police officer in east London.

The 28-year-old PC was stabbed as he tried to stop a van in Leyton early on Thursday.

He is in hospital with multiple injuries but the Met says he will recover.

Muhammed Rodwan, 56, is due to appear at Thames Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Two uniformed officers tried to stop the van at the junction of Coopers Lane and Leyton High Road, the Met Police said.

The injured PC is a patrol officer who has been with the force for about 10 years.