A MAN has today denied slashing Britain’s hardest copper with a machete.
Muhammad Rodwan, 56, was arrested after being Tasered by wounded PC Stuart Outten in Leyton, East London, last month.
PC Outten – dubbed Britain’s hardest cop – has served with the Met Police for around 10 years[/caption]
The 28-year-old’s police officer’s girlfriend was called to the scene not knowing he was the victim left with horrific injuries from a foot-long blade.
PC Outten was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but has since made a full recovery after his four head wounds were stitched up.
Surgeons also managed to re-attach severed tendons his his thumb – which was almost chopped off.
Rodwan today denied attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon at the Old Bailey.
PC Outten, who has ten years’ service with the Met, was praised by his family following the attack on August 8.
They said they were “overwhelmed” by the support they had received from the public and the “wider policing family”.
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His family added in a statement: “We are incredibly proud of the bravery Stuart showed during the incident.
“Stuart joined the Met straight from school and loves being a police officer and protecting the public.
“We are so grateful to the London Ambulance Service paramedics and hospital staff for their care and compassion.”
PC Outten suffered four slash wounds to the head[/caption]