Gruesome moment gun fanatic, 63, suddenly pulls out a meter long SWORD and partially cuts the police officer’s finger as he fights him – because he’s been sentenced to seven years in prison for GBH
- Anthony Browne, 63, fell to officers with sword in Dagenham, London
- The six-foot sword hit a Met officer who partially cut his finger and broke his hand
- Browne was sentenced to seven years in prison for four months after admitting serious bodily harm
Shocking footage shows the moment when a police officer’s finger is partially cut after a man pulls out a hidden sword four feet long.
Bodycam footage shows Anthony Browne, 63, suddenly jumping towards the officer after pulling the large gun from behind his back in a site in Dagenham, East London.
Met’s police officer, who attended the house based on reports that a man was behaving aggressively, was hit by the sword that broke his hand and partially cut off his finger.
Browne was arrested on the spot on suspicion of intentional serious bodily harm and habitual assault.
He was jailed for seven years and four months after being admitted to GBH at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, April 16.
The officer was taken to a hospital in East London for treatment. His injuries were not life-threatening, but required surgery and ongoing treatment.
Detective Chief Superintendent Stephen Clayman said: “Anyone looking at the body-worn video will agree that it is completely unacceptable for officers to face extreme violence in this way.
The Met police officer, who attended the house based on reports from Anthony Browne, 63, (pictured) who was acting aggressively, was hit by the sword that partially cut off his finger
Shown here is Browne rushing towards the officer trying to hold him
The officer pushed Browne to the ground and grabbed the weapon from his hand
The officer’s colleagues were certainly on the scene quickly when the alarm was raised.
The fact that his injuries weren’t life-threatening was fortunate, especially for Browne, who could have faced even more serious charges.
“I’m pretty sure this will have a lasting impact on the officer involved who showed great courage in the face of danger.
The dramatic escalation of violence and aggression that Browne showed highlights both the courage and the risks that police officers often face, especially in one’s own home.
Anthony Browne (pictured) of Lodge Avenue, Dagenham, was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday, April 16.
“It also shows that anyone who assaults an officer while on duty, regardless of the circumstances, will appear in court, so be warned.”
The incident occurred when police visited an address in Dagenham on November 30 last year at 7:40 PM on November 30 after reports of a malfunction and a man behaving aggressively.
Officers were confronted by Browne who started swinging the sword and waving it in the officers’ faces – Browne was tagged and held by the officer.