A Bexley police officer who intervened in the London Bridge terror attack while off-duty has been awarded a medal for outstanding bravery.

PC Charlie Guenigault ran to the aid of two officers who were fighting off an armed terrorist on June 3, 2017, in an attack in which 11 people died, including the attackers.

When he jumped in between the attackers and on-duty police officers, he was stabbed four times and was left in hospital in a critical condition.

Today, in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, PC Guenigault and two officers from British Transport Police received the George Medal by The Queen.

Speaking at the ceremony, PC Guenigault said: “I am so honoured and humbled to receive the George Medal and I am so glad that I get to receive this in front of my family.”

"I hope that I have done my friends, family, colleagues and the nation proud. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me throughout the past year - especially those who helped to save my life."

According to the Civilian Gallantry List, PC Guenigault was awarded for his "exemplary action in response" to the attack.

Citations on the list said: "[PC Guenigault] tried to protect fellow police officers and members of the public by distracting and attempting to stop the terrorists.

"He placed himself in danger and was aware of the possibility of serious personal injury."

Met Police commissioner Cressida Dick said: "That summer night whilst out with friends, Charlie ran towards danger, simply intent on protecting fellow officers and members of the public.

"Charlie's bravery undoubtedly helped others, and despite suffering serious injuries he continued without a single thought for himself.

"I know that I speak on behalf of all of my officers and staff, when I say how immensely proud we are of Charlie."