Stabbed Stratford police officer remembered
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Floral tributes were laid at the spot where a Stratford police constable was fatally stabbed to mark the 17th anniversary of her death.
Pc Nina Mackay, was attacked as she and other officers from the police’s Territorial Support Group went to arrest a wanted man at a flat in Arthingworth Street on October 24, 1997.
She was 25 years old at the time of her death.
Deputy mayor Lester Hudson and Nick Bracken, the council’s director for commissioning, joined police for tributes at the memorial erected at the housing association block where she was killed.
Councillor Hudson said: “Police officers put on their uniform every day and risk their lives to protect us. Some pay the ultimate price to ensure our safety.
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“We must never forget their bravery and commitment. This is an occasion to remember Nina and the courage that she showed.”
A road close to the stabbing scene has been named Nina Mackay Close in her memory.
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She is also remembered at the Metropolitan Police memorial garden in Hendon.