Man arrested after serious incidents in Hainault

A 36-year old man armed with a sword has been arrested following a serious incident in Hainault this morning.

Police were called shortly before 7:00am to reports of a vehicle being driven into a house in the Thurlow Gardens area. There were reports people had been stabbed.

Police “understand” the suspect went on to attack other members of the public and two police officers.

There is no word as yet on the condition of those injured.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan said: “This must have been a terrifying incident for those concerned.

“We do not believe there is any ongoing threat to the wider community. We are not looking for more suspects.

“This incident does not appear to be terror-related.”