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Teenager appears in court after Pc stabbed in Croydon

A teenager has appeared in court charged with stabbing a police officer in south London.

Alastair Gregson, 18, is alleged to have attacked Pc Nigel Albuery in Bute Road, Croydon, on Thursday night.

The 34-year-old officer was conducting a stop and search when he was stabbed several times, according to police.

After appearing in Croydon Magistrates Court, Mr Gregson was remanded in custody and will appear at Croydon Crown Court on 2 June.

Mr Gregson, of Whitefield Avenue, Purley, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent in relation to the stabbing.

He also faces charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent against an 18-year-old woman, possession of an offensive weapon and intimidation of a witness in relation to an incident last Saturday.

Two other 18-year-olds arrested in connection with the stabbing of Pc Albuery have been released with no further action, police said.

Pc Albuery's injuries are not thought to be life threatening and he remains in a stable condition in a south London hospital.

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