Nina Alexandra MacKay



24 October 1997






Woman Police Constable



Metropolitan Police



Homicide - Stabbed

Duty Status


On Duty

Roll of Honour Citation

Fatally stabbed executing a warrant to arrest a wanted man.

WPC Mackay went with colleagues to a property in Arthingworth Street in Stratford, east London, to arrest a man who was in breach of bail conditions.

After removing her protective vest for ease of movement and then forcing entry into the bedsit, she led her colleagues into the hallway, where she was confronted by a man armed with a knife with a seven-and-a-half-inch blade. He stabbed the officer once in the abdomen. She was taken to hospital by ambulance but died two hours later from her injuries. The suspect was arrested and later charged with her murder.

WPC Mackay joined the Metropolitan Police and served in the service’s Territorial Support Group for five years until her death.

Posthumously awarded the Commissioner’s High Commendation for Bravery.