A police officer has received a knife wound while arresting a juvenile following a pursuit in Toronto this morning.
About 5.20am (Saturday 23 November 2019), police attached to Lake Macquarie Police District were patrolling Nita Street when the noticed a Subaru station wagon.
The car matched the description of a vehicle that had just been circulated by police radio as being allegedly stolen at knife point moments before.
A police pursuit was initiated and when the car reached Straight Drive, the driver continued across a reserve, through a fence and crashed into a footbridge bollard.
The driver, a 15-year-old boy, ran from the car and was tackled to the ground by police.
Police struggled with the teen who was holding his arms towards his chest. As police were able to force his arms to the rear, a knife which was allegedly secreted in the boy’s T-shirt, penetrated one of the officer’s bicep.
The young person was taken to Toronto Police Station and charged with robbery while armed, police pursuit – Skye’s Law, wound officer executing duty recklessly causing actual bodily harm, assault police, and unlicensed.
He was refused bail and is expected to appear in a children’s court tomorrow (Sunday 24 November 2019).
The injured officer, a senior constable, was taken to Belmont Hospital and received three sutures for his wound.