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Violence and knife crime continue to take its toll on people and security forces in Britain as reports say a police officer has been stabbed while on duty outside a train station in the capital London.

The BBC said Saturday that the officer had been knifed late on Friday in Ilford, east London, where he reportedly was approached, attacked and stabbed by unknown people.

British Transport Police said a man had been arrested in connection to the attack, which occurred around 21:45 GMT on Friday.

The police officer is in hospital and being treated for injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening, said the police statement, adding that a complete lockdown was in place outside Ilford Station.

The incident is not yet believed to be a terrorism case as reports said counter-terrorism police were not involved at this stage.

Residents and witnesses were shocked to see the officer in blood outside the station. One Twitter user said that Ilford…

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