An axe-wielding burglar attacked a Lewisham person in their own home before threatening officers with his weapon.

Lewisham police were called to the house in Littlewood overnight following reports of a disturbance.

A man had forced entry and assaulted the occupier with his weapon, police say.

Following a search of nearby gardens, a sergeant was threatened with the axe, it is claimed.

Lewisham police tweeted: "His victim was treated at scene by the London Ambulance Service. Injuries were not serious, thankfully."

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