Surrey Police arrest three teenage boys after an off-duty PCSO was stabbed


Teenage boys are arrested for attempted murder after off-duty female PCSO was stalked and stabbed by youth wearing face mask

  • The PCSO left Elmbridge Police Station in Surrey around 2.50pm yesterday
  • Surrey Police said the officer was stabbed in the arm in a ‘targeted attack’
  • The female officer was rushed to hospital having suffered serious injuries 
  • The attacker was dressed all in black and was wearing a surgical face mask 

Three teenaged boys have been arrested for attempted murder after an off-duty woman police officer was horrifically stalked and stabbed by a youth wearing a surgical face mask on a footpath yesterday afternoon.

Surrey Police say the officer was seriously injured in the broad daylight attack in Esher and they are treating it as a ‘targeted’ attack but not terrorist related.

Off duty, the PCSO had just left Elmbridge Police Station and was walking along Old Church Path.

She was approached by a youth and stabbed in the arm at around 2.50pm.

The female PCSO was stabbed after she left Elmbridge Police Station yesterday afternoon in what Surrey Police described was a 'targeted attack'

The female PCSO was stabbed after she left Elmbridge Police Station yesterday afternoon in what Surrey Police described was a ‘targeted attack’

Police believe the victim was targeted after leaving Elmbridge Police Station, pictured. Surrey Police said they do not believe the stabbing was terror related

Police believe the victim was targeted after leaving Elmbridge Police Station, pictured. Surrey Police said they do not believe the stabbing was terror related

Surrey Police confirmed that three boys aged between 14 and 15 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder a short time later

Surrey Police confirmed that three boys aged between 14 and 15 were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder a short time later

She was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The boy was described as white, aged 14 to 15 and of slim build.

He was wearing black trousers and black footwear with a black hooded top and a surgical face mask.

Police said he fled the scene in the direction of Esher Park Avenue.

Three boys – two aged 15, the other 14 – were arrested in Claygate a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder.

They remain in custody and police say a moped may have been used during the incident.

Detective Inspector Gareth Hicks, who is investigating, said last night ‘We do not believe this to be a terror related incident, but we do believe this was a targeted attack as the PCSO was wearing parts of her uniform at the time.

‘We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen someone matching the suspect’s description or witnessed three young men on a moped in the areas of Esher and Claygate between 1.30 and 3.50pm this afternoon.

‘I would urge anyone who may have witnessed something, no matter how insignificant, to contact us as soon as they are able.’

Any witnesses of the incident or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of the area at the time, should contact Surrey Police quoting refeerence number P22128991.

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