Six arrests after police ‘surrounded and attacked’ while arresting man in Islington
- Credit: Archant
Police officers came under attack last night, when they tried to arrest a man at a block of flats in Islington.
Scotland Yard said officers used tear gas after they were “surrounded by a group of people” in Arbon Court, Linton Street at 7.30pm.
Six people were arrested for offences including public order and assault.
Some officers were reportedly assaulted during the incident, although no one is believed to have been injured.
Back up was drafted in and the police helicopter was scrambled.
A spokesman said only that officers had initially been called to “reports of a disturbance” at the block of flats.
The six people were this morning still in custody.
- 1 40 firefighters called to scene as Highbury flat damaged
- 2 'Wrong place, wrong time': Men convicted after fatal mistaken revenge shooting
- 3 New community mural painted by residents unveiled in Stoke Newington
- 4 Jailed: Members of 'sophisticated' drugs crime gang sentenced
- 5 Call for fuel payment machines in Hackney and Islington
- 6 Covid-19: Hospital admissions and bed occupancy continue to fall
- 7 'Staffing crisis' means children's hospice cannot offer end of life care
- 8 Stoke Newington: Pret 'sorry' after staff tell indy café 'we'll steal your customers'
- 9 Pirates: Reggie Yates film shot in Angel gets release
- 10 How the proposed energy price cap changes could affect your bills
Officers from the Met’s central north command are investigating what happened. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet police them: @MetCC. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.