Surrey PCSO stabbed in 'targeted attack'

A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) has been hospitalised with serious injuries following a “targeted attack”.

Jun 22, 2022
By Website Editor

Surrey Police said the PCSO had left Elmbridge Police Station on Tuesday afternoon (June 21) and was walking through Old Church Path when she was approached by a young man and stabbed in the arm at around 2.50pm. She was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The suspect was white, aged 14-15 years old and of slim build. He was wearing black trousers and black footwear with a black hooded top and a surgical face mask. He is believed to have fled the scene in the direction of Esher Park Avenue.

Two 15 year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were arrested in Claygate a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder, they remain in custody.

Detective Inspector Gareth Hicks, who is investigating the incident, said: “We do not believe this to be a terror-related incident, but we do believe this was a targeted attack as the PCSO was wearing parts of her uniform at the time.

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