THE hero cop who was slashed with a machete in London after stopping a van driver suspected of traffic offences has left hospital.
PC Stuart Outten, 28, dubbed Britain’s hardest copper, suffered head and hand injuries in the attack in Leyton, East London, on Thursday morning.
PC Outten – dubbed Britain’s hardest cop – has served with the Met Police for around 10 years[/caption]
Muhammad Rodwan, 56, was arrested after being Tasered by wounded PC Outten, who has been praised for his bravery.
Rodwan has since appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of PC Outten and possession of an offensive weapon.
He was remanded in custody ahead of his next appearance at the Old Bailey on September 6.
The wounded cop’s police officer girlfriend was called to the scene not knowing he was the victim left suffering from horrific head wounds from a foot-long blade.
PC Outten suffered a wound to the side of his head which required stitches and needed an operation to a hand injury caused while trying to fend off the attack.
Scotland Yard confirmed PC Outten had been allowed home on Saturday after receiving treatment.
PC Outten is now recovering in hospital following the attack in the early hours of Thursday morning[/caption]
In a statement released by police, PC Outten’s family said they were “incredibly proud” of the hard-as-nails cop.
They said: “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.
Although there are risks associated with his job, we would never have expected something like this to happen.
PC Stuart Outten's family
“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.”
PC Outten had been rushed to hospital in critical condition following the brutal attack.
But he has since made an incredible recovery – and was discharged at 2pm yesterday after his four head wounds were stitched up.
Surgeons also managed to reattach severed tendons his his thumb – which was almost chopped off.
Police said the suspect had been pulled over in his van on Coopers Lane shortly after midnight, suspected of driving without insurance.
During a two-minute conversation, the man had allegedly become “aggressive” and tried to get back into his van to drive away.
Det Ch Sup Richard Tucker told a press conference the suspect then pulled out a blade and attacked the officer.
TAKEN DOWN WITH TASER
Despite suffering serious multiple head wounds and another to his hand, PC Outten was still able to hit back by zapping the attacker with his 50,000-volt Taser.
Exclusive footage obtained by The Sun Online shows the blood-soaked policeman shouting for horrified witnesses to hand him his radio as he collapses to the ground.
As the suspect can be seen lying next to him, the cop then radios for help.
PC Outten tells a colleague: “I need an ambulance now. I’ve been stabbed with a machete.”
A female officer swoops to pin down the suspect – appearing to pull a huge blade from him.
PC Outten suffered four slash wounds to the head[/caption]
Witnesses can be heard screaming in fear as the cop crouches on all fours. He is believed to have tripped before being attacked.
PC Outten, who has ten years’ service with the Met, was rushed to Royal London Hospital where he underwent surgery.
He is now in a stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.
The officer’s girlfriend later wrote on social media: “Heartbroken can’t even explain tonight’s events.
“My world fell apart. Words can’t fill the thoughts I feel. Best wishes everyone, keep safe and remember to always have your colleagues’ six [back].”
Rodwan, 56, appeared at Thames Magistrates Court charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.
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He spoke only to confirm that he has no fixed address and that his nationality is British.
Prosecutor Varinder Hayre said: “It was an unexpected, unprovoked, repeated brutal attack with a machete on a police officer who was simply conducting a police officer’s duty.”
He was remanded in custody and will next appear at the Old Bailey on September 6.
The suspect is seen flat out in the road, with Taser wires showing how he was zapped by the courageous cop[/caption]
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