Pc Stuart Outten, 28, was stabbed after attempting to stop a van in the Leyton area of London and used Taser on attacker.
Today 56-year-old Muhammed Rodwan has appeared in court having been charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon following the “frenzied attack”.
Outten is a patrol officer who has worked with the Met for around a decade.
Rodwan has appeared in the dock in handcuffs, speaking to confirm his name and says he is of no fixed address.
He has been remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on the 6th September.
Extraordinary footage of the incident shows the West Ham fan from Grays in Essex on his back as the suspect hammers down his machete, lacerating his victim’s upper body, slicing the side of his head to the bone and almost severing a finger.
PC Outten has been branded the “hardest cop in Britain” after he managed to Taser and arrest his attacker who pulled the giant blade when he was stopped in his car because it was allegedly not insured.
The bleeding police officer can be heard yelling: “Help I’ve been stabbed” but still manages to pull his Taser and fire it into the knifeman who he pins down and arrests despite his own severe injuries.
He also hurls the machete away from the man allegedly trying to kill him before using a radio call his own ambulance as blood poured from his head and hands.
The officer was injured in east London around midnight yesterday.
Quick-thinking witnesses can be seen holding up material to the policeman’s head in a desperate attempt to stop the flow of blood.
The family of PC Outten have released a statement: “We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received from the public, Stuart’s colleagues and the wider policing family.
“We are incredibly proud of the bravery Stuart showed during the incident.
“His injuries could have been fatal and we are thankful that he is stable and recovering in hospital with his loved ones around him.
“Stuart joined the Met straight from school and loves being a police officer and protecting the public.
“Although there are risks associated with his job, we would never have expected something like this to happen.
‘We are so grateful to the London Ambulance Service paramedics and hospital staff for their care and compassion.”
The attack in East London was the latest incident in the city, which has been hit in recent months by spiralling levels of violence.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised ‘tough sentencing for those who carry knives’ as he led tributes to the victim.
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