A drug dealer who used his legs to "strangle" a police officer after being caught has been jailed.

Adnan Noor, 26, ran from Greenwich gangs unit officers after being spotted in Lord Warwick Street, Woolwich, on January 29.

An officer chased him into Leda Road, where there was a struggle.

A spokesman for Greenwich police said: "There was a sustained struggle during which the suspect resisted being detained and strangled the officer by wrapping his legs around his neck while they were on the floor."

The officer suffered minor injuries but did not need hospital treatment.

As he ran from police Noor, of Liskeard Gardens, Blackheath, discarded a package containing 65 rocks of crack cocaine.

He was charged with possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply and with obstructing a constable.

He pleaded guilty to both offences and was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court to two years and nine months in prison.

PC Greg Underdown, of the Greenwich gangs unit, said: "The supply and distribution of crack cocaine and heroin within the community fuels violent crime and ruins the lives of the vulnerable people who use it.

"The gangs unit in Greenwich work tirelessly to tackle this activity.

"I urge the public to report drug and gang activity because, as this prison sentence shows, we will take action and put callous and manipulative drug dealers before the courts."