A man has been arrested after a police officer was stabbed in Enfield.

The officer was injured after responding to reports of a man with a knife in Mandeville Road at around 4.30pm yesterday (April 16).

Other police officers were able to disarm and detain the man, as well as give first aid to their injured colleague using a tourniquet.

He was then taken to hospital with serious injuries to his shoulder, where he remains in a stable condition.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder, and a knife was seized.

Assistant Commissioner Matt Jukes said that he has visited the injured officer in hospital, and was struck by his “courage and humility”.

He added: He didn’t want to talk about his own actions but to praise the professionalism of the police medic and other colleagues who provided him with vital first aid, and arrested the suspect.

“He was in good spirits and spoke with pride about the work his team do, protecting Londoners.

“And yesterday, he did just that – stepped forward to put himself between the public and a clearly dangerous individual.”

Assistant Commissioner Jukes said that the incident was dealt with “swiftly” and that an investigation is under way.

The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed about the incident.