A Dartford man has been charged after a police officer was shot in Welling on Friday (October 3).

Police were called at approximately 9.10pm to reports of a car having hit a lamppost and a number of other vehicles in Westwood Lane, Blackfen, near the Wendover Way junction.

A short time later a man was stopped by two Bexley officers in Wendover Way, Welling.

One of the male officers suffered a gunshot wound to the hand from a revolver-style handgun.

A weapon and ammunition were recovered at the scene.

Penny Duggan, aged 39, was in her car heading towards Welling when she saw the driver swerve and smash into railings outside the George Staples pub.

The book editor told News Shopper: "He kind of wedged himself on the railings and put his foot right down to free the car and carry on moving.

"He then crashed into the pedestrian crossing.

"His face was full of absolute rage and fury, I’d never seen anything like it.

"It was a miracle no one was hurt because if anyone had been standing on the crossing they would have been hit."

Michael Olsen, 51, of Lavinia Road, appeared at Bexley Magistrates' Court on October 6 charged with threats to kill, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition, GBH and dangerous driving.

He was remanded in custody until October 20 when he will appear in Inner London Crown Court.