Five years for po­lice at­tacker

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY LEON SY­MONS

AN AT­TACK on two Hack­ney po­lice­men in May, in which the bor­ough’s Ortho­dox com­mu­nity was praised for the help and sup­port it gave, has ended with a man be­ing jailed for five years.

Un­em­ployed Kristofer Guler, 25, had stabbed PC Mark Naughton in the thigh and at­tempted to stab PC Christo­pher Wal­ters af­ter they saw him act­ing sus­pi­ciously in Church Street, Stoke New­ing­ton.

The of­fi­cers had wres­tled a gun from his grasp. Guler then ran into a ceme­tery be­fore be­ing ar­rested some time later.

De­spite it be­ing Shab­bat, mem­bers of the com­mu­nity helped the in­jured of­fi­cers im­me­di­ately af­ter the at­tack.

Oth­ers sup­plied food and hot drinks to of­fi­cers who spent the week­end search­ing the ceme­tery for other miss­ing weapons, in ap­palling weather. Jewish mem­bers of the bor­ough’s In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Ad­vi­sory Group also vis­ited the scene to of­fer their sup­port.

Hack­ney po­lice bor­ough com­man­der Chief Supt Steve Dann gave un­stint­ing praise to the com­mu­nity for their help. He was “proud to lead a bor­ough where our re­la­tion­ship with all the com­mu­ni­ties we serve is so strong”.

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