Two 15-year-olds accused of stabbing a policewoman in the stomach during a botched robbery in London have been remanded in youth custody and referred to Crown Court.
The teenagers are alleged to have armed themselves with knives and attempted to rob Pimlico Grocery on Chapter Street, Westminster, when two plainclothes police officers intervened, according to a Court News UK report.
Shopkeeper Akmed Kumi had managed to leap over his till to relative safety after the pair allegedly pursued him behind his counter and drew their blades, at which point male officer Police Constable Walker and female officer Police Constable Clarke intervened, having spotted the fracas from a car outside.
The unnamed youths are said to have struggled with the two officers as they attempted to detain them, with first one successfully breaking free and then the other — after stabbing PC Clarke in the stomach.
Nevertheless, the policewoman pursued the