Woman charged with attempted murder after police officer stabbed in arm and neck

Venice Burgess is also charged with ABH and criminal damage

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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, Lewisham, south-east London, will appear at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, after the officer was injured while on duty shortly after 12.30am on Monday.

The officer 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.