A man has been charged with possessing a dangerous dog which attacked five police officers – along with two other serious offences.
The officers were injured in Newham, east London, at about 09:00 GMT on Thursday.
Pierre Robinson, 25, of Albert Square, Newham, was charged with two offences under the dangerous dogs act.
Mr Robinson was also charged with kidnapping and causing grievous bodily harm, both in the borough of Newham.
The charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act are possession of a banned dog, namely a pit bull, and allowing the dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place, injuring five persons.
Three of the officers, who suffered leg and hand wounds, are in a stable condition at the Royal London Hospital and one may require skin grafts.
Two of their colleagues have been released.
It has also been reported that one officer may have to have one or more fingers amputated.
The incident was brought to conclusion by officers from CO19 when the dog was shot dead.
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