A 23-year-old man has been arrested following a violent assault on a police officer on board a train.

The male from Welling has been arrested for GBH, Theft, resisting arrest and being unlawfully at large.

Police were called to Kidbrooke station after receiving reports that a police officer had been assaulted, last Sunday (February 2).

The plainclothes officer was attacked in the course of making an arrest, for a high-value theft that occurred earlier that day.

He received minor injuries from the male suspect, including a bite to the hand.

The officer was taken to a Central London Hospital and is recovering well.

The suspect remains in police custody at a south London police station.