Witness appeal after PCSO stabbed in Esher. Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses after an off-duty Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) was stabbed in Esher earlier this afternoon (21 June).
The PCSO had left Elmbridge Police Station and was walking through Old Church Path when she was approached by a young man and stabbed in the arm at around 2.50pm. She has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The boy is described as White, aged 14-15 years old and of slim build. He was wearing black trousers and black footwear with a black hooded top and a surgical face mask. He is believed to have fled the scene in the direction of Esher Park Avenue.
Two 15 year-old boys and a 14-year-old boy were arrested in Claygate a short time later on suspicion of attempted murder, they remain in custody.
Detective Inspector Gareth Hicks, who is investigating the incident, said: “We do not believe this to be a terror-related incident, but we do believe this was a targeted attack as the PCSO was wearing parts of her uniform at the time.
“We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen someone matching the suspect’s description or witnessed three young men on a moped in the areas of Esher and Claygate between 1.30 and 3.50pm this afternoon.
“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed something, no matter how insignificant, to contact us as soon as they are able.”
If you witnessed the incident, or have CCTV or dashcam footage of the area at the time, please contact us quoting P22128991 via:
• Webchat on our website https://surrey.police.uk/
• Calling us on 101
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.