PC attacked in Twickenham with hammer by teens on moped
Two teenagers have been arrested after a police officer was attacked with a hammer in south-west London.
Police were called to the underpass by Jubilee Avenue in Twickenham at 15:30 BST to reports of two men on a moped behaving suspiciously.
The suspects attempted to make off but when the police stopped them leaving the area, one of them hit the officer on the head with a hammer.
A 16 and 18-year-old were arrested nearby.
The Met said a Taser was used to help arrest the suspect armed with the hammer.
The pair were being held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and taking a conveyance, the force added.
A knife and clothing, believed to have been discarded by the teenagers as they fled, were recovered nearby while a hammer was found in their possession, Scotland Yard said.
The injured police officer was treated in hospital for a cut and bruising to the head.
Ch Supt Sally Benatar said: "These attending officers were brave and resilient in their efforts to stop these suspects."