Dartford Man Charged Over Police Shooting

Michael Olsen, 51, faces charges of GBH, threats to kill and possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

An officer was shot in the hand as he tried to stop a drink-drive suspect in Welling Friday evening.

Police were called to reports of a car colliding with a number of other vehicles and then a lamppost on Westwood Lane, near the junction with Wendover Way.

When two officers stopped a man matching the description of the driver, the suspect pulled out a firearm, pointed it at the officers and then opened fire.

The two policemen were treated in hospital.

Bexley Borough Commander, Peter Ayling said: "The incident highlights the dangers that police officers can face as they go about their job.

"My officers, knowing they were faced with a man in possession of a firearm, did not shirk from their duty. They bravely confronted this man, disarmed him and arrested him - I cannot praise their courage enough.''

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