A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an on-duty police officer was stabbed in the stomach in Tower Hamlets. The police constable is in a serious but stable condition after he was attacked while responding to reports of anti-social behaviour and a moped being ridden near to flats at Bunsen House, off Grove Road in Bow.

Two officers attended the scene and a male police constable was stabbed in a car park near to Bunsen House at around 11:30pm on 14 November. A knife was recovered from the scene and a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody for questioning.

Nobody else has been arrested in connection with the incident or the earlier anti-social behaviour. Metropolitan Police added they do not believe the incident was linked to extremism or terrorist activity.

Anyone who has information should call 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.