Moment passers-by rush to save a heroic policeman after knifeman with a machete stabbed him

Mail Online | 8/8/2019 | Rebecca Camber Chief Crime Correspondent For The Daily Mail;Sophie Tanno;Terri-ann Williams;Joe Middleton For Mailonline
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This is the moment passers-by rush to save a hero policeman after a man with a machete knife him in the head and body in a 'frenzied attack' as he tried to protect himself with a taser.

In graphic scenes, people were filmed attempting to save the heroic policeman moments after the 'frenzied' attack, as officers pinned his attacker to the ground.

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The officer was injured as he tried to fight off a knifeman with his taser after he stopped a vehicle in east London around midnight.

Quick-thinking citizens can be seen holding up material to the policeman's head in a desperate attempt to stop the flow of blood.

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In other pictures a huddle of police officers can be seen next to their fallen comrade, desperately trying to stop him bleeding to death after the ferocious attack. Just a few feet away – officers have pinned the attacker to the ground.

Another picture shows a policeman holding the horrifying 12in blade that was used in the onslaught.

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Yesterday witnesses told of the ferocity of the assault on the innocent policeman, who is in his 30s and who has served with the Met for ten years.

One 32-year-old woman who saw the stabbing and its aftermath said: ‘His head was completely open, it looked like the guy had tried to scalp him.

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‘I heard banging and screaming outside so ran to the window and saw the policeman with the stab wounds in the head.

‘It was incredible, he was on the ground but was able to Taser the guy. He was on his hands and knees but was zapping him. What a tough guy, amazing.

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‘I think he realised he was bleeding heavily and badly injured so rolled over on to the ground after a while. Then another police car came. The police jumped on the attacker, pinning...
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