Three teenagers arrested after off-duty PCSO was stabbed in the arm in ‘targeted attack’


Off-duty PCSO was stabbed in the arm in ‘targeted attack’ sparking police appeal – as officers arrest three teenage boys on suspicion of attempted murder

  • Female officer had left Elmbridge Police Station in Esher when she was stabbed
  • She was approached by a young man at around 2.50pm on Tuesday, and has been described by Surrey Police as white, aged 14-15 years old and of slim build
  • Two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy have since been arrested in Claygate 

Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an off-duty PSCO was stabbed in the arm in a ‘targeted attack’. 

A female Police Community Support Officer had left Elmbridge Police Station, which is within Elmbridge Civic Centre in Esher, Surrey, and was walking through Old Church Path when she was approached by a young man who stabbed her in the arm at around 2.50pm on Tuesday.

The boy is described as white, aged 14-15 years old and of slim build. He was wearing black trousers and black footwear with a black hooded top and a surgical face mask. 

He is believed to have fled the scene in the direction of Esher Park Avenue. 

Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an off-duty PSCO was stabbed in the arm in a 'targeted attack' as she left Elmbridge Police Station, which is within Elmbridge Civic Centre, in Surrey

Three teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an off-duty PSCO was stabbed in the arm in a ‘targeted attack’ as she left Elmbridge Police Station, which is within Elmbridge Civic Centre, in Surrey

Surrey Police are now appealing for witnesses after this afternoon’s attack left the officer with serious injuries in hospital.

They believe it was a ‘targeted attack’ as the officer was wearing parts of her PSCO uniform when she was stabbed by the young man.

Two 15 year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were arrested in Claygate a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder, they remain in custody.

Surrey Police are now appealing for witnesses after this afternoon's attack left the officer with serious injuries in hospital

Surrey Police are now appealing for witnesses after this afternoon’s attack left the officer with serious injuries in hospital

Detective Inspector Gareth Hicks, who is investigating the incident, said: ‘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.’

If you witnessed the incident, or have CCTV or dashcam footage of the area at the time, please contact us quoting P22128991.

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