Attacks on cops 'a ritual'.
The thugs make fake 999 calls then batter officers who come to their aid.
The assaults allegedly include a sickening ambush on a policewoman on Valentine's Day.
A 20-year-old claimed he had been kidnapped and slashed with a knife.
The officer found the man with cuts on his arm but he is then believed to have smiled before repeatedly punching her.
The man is said to have told police: "I'm sorry it was a female officer. I wanted it to be a male."
It is not known if the incident in Tottenham, North London, was an initiation, but since attacks in Islington, Hackney, and Haringey officers were warned to stay in contact with HQ.
A Met source said: "The top brass are taking this very seriously."
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Mar 6, 2006|
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