Stabbed PC Expected To Make Full Recovery
Update on condition of PC Paul Madden
PC Paul Madden who was seriously injured after being stabbed in Ealing Broadway last week is getting better.
Ealing Commander Andy Rowell has paid tribute to his officers:
"I would, however, like to reinforce the message that whilst this incident is indeed shocking, it is very rare. This has obviously happened at a time when the Broadway is a very busy place with shoppers and people celebrating the festive season and we will be conducting extra patrols in the area and on the buses to provide reassurance for the local community. If anyone has concerns regarding the incident I would ask them to speak to their Safer Neighbourhoods team.
"Secondly, I would like to thank all the members of the public who have contacted the station to offer their support, thanks and best wishes to the injured officers and all of our staff who have been affected by this incident. The overwhelming response has been very comforting to all of us and will be passed onto the officers and their families.
"I would lastly like to commend the two injured officers for their bravery and actions at the scene, as well as the other officers that were in attendance and members of public who went to help them. Both officers are highly regarded and it truly does show the close relationship the officers have on the borough, as well as the public support of the work that we do."
Borough Commander of Ealing, Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Rowell
20 December 2010