A 31-year-old woman has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was stabbed in the arm and neck.

Venice Burgess, of Courthill Road in Lewisham, will appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The officer was injured while on duty shortly after 12.30am on Monday.

He was called out to reports of an assault at a home in Lewisham when he suffered non-life threatening stab wounds, the Metropolitan Police said.

Burgess is also charged with threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place, causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage.

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