Off-duty PC stabbed during Lewisham robbery

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The officer was unarmed when he confronted the four suspects

An off-duty police officer has been stabbed as he tried to stop a moped robbery in south London.

The City of London officer was hurt when he confronted four moped riders as they tried to steal another moped from a man on Maylons Road, Lewisham, at about 17:45 BST on Saturday.

The unarmed officer, 37, was stabbed in the leg with a kitchen knife when he challenged the suspects.

He continued to challenge them until they fled the scene.

The officer was taken to a south London hospital with non life-threatening injuries, the Metropolitan Police said.

The 21-year-old owner of the moped was also assaulted.

The Met is appealing for witnesses and information.

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