A Greenwich man whose dog bit a police officer’s leg as he was arrested has been charged with GBH and drug possession.

William O’Brian, 18, and two others allegedly assaulted a man at an address in the London Road area of Gravesend on Sunday, July 5.

The victim, a man in his 30s, remains at hospital in a stable condition.

Following the incident, electrical equipment and clothing belonging to the victim is reported to have been stolen from the same property.

The offence was reported to Kent Police on July 7 and the three defendants were arrested the following day.

While making the arrests a police officer was bitten in the leg by O’Brian’s dog, but was not seriously injured.

Quantities of heroin and crack cocaine are also reported to have been seized as part of the investigation.

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Charlie Saunter Saunter, 20, of Stone Cross, Pevensey, East Sussex, and a 17-year-old, from the Grove Park area of London, have since been charged with grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment, possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and burglary.

O’Brian, of Bessemer Place, has been charged with the same offences and also being the owner of a dog that was dangerously out of control.

All three suspects appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on July 10 and have been remanded in custody to next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on August 7.