Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an assault took place on a police officer in Hillside NW9.

On Saturday 2 June, at 17.50hrs, police officers attended Hillside in response to youths causing a disturbance. Whilst searching one youth, an officer was knocked to the ground by the youth who then stamped on his head knocking him unconscious. The youth then made off towards Hay Lane NW9.

The police constable was taken to hospital suffering serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male; aged 20 – 22 years of age; around 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a dark zipped hoodie that had two red stripes on the sleeves, dark jeans and a dark beanie hat.

If anyone has information relating to this incident please contact Detective Sergeant Owen White from the Violent Crime Unit at Kilburn Police Station on 020 8733 3747 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source – Metropolitan Police