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Police officer stabbed in 'frenzied' machete attack

A police officer was stabbed in a "frenzied" machete attack as he tried to stop a van in east London.The PC - described by colleagues as "amazing" - managed to Taser his attacker while being stabbed in the head and body.He is in hospital with multiple injuries but the Met say he will recover.A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested at the scene in Leyton on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.Det Ch Supt Richard Tucker described the attack, which happened shortly after midnight, as "frenzied, unprovoked and shocking".'Violent struggle'The uniformed officers suspected the van was being driven without insurance when they tried to stop it at the junction between Coopers Lane and Leyton High Road.When they spoke to the driver he beca ...