Police officer slashed with a machete in Forest Gate 

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The police officer received the injury when attending to an incident in Skelton Road, Newham - Credit: Met Police

A police officer has been injured after being slashed by a man with a machete in Forest Gate earlier today. 

At around 11:50am, police officers were called to an address in Skelton Road due to reports of a man wielding a machete suffering a mental health crisis. 

One of those who attended the scene received a slash injury to his arm, and has been taken to hospital for treatment.  

His condition is not life threatening. 

A spokesperson for the Met confirmed that the incident remains ongoing, as officers attempt to engage with the man.