A man has been charged with possessing dangerous dogs after a police officer was attacked and bitten by two pit bulls, Scotland Yard said.
The 57-year-old police constable had about 15 bites to his chest, face and arms, a spokesman said.
The incident happened shortly before noon on Tuesday in a garden in Sladedale Road, Plumstead, south east London, next door to where officers were seeking to make an arrest, the spokesman said.
The injured officer was taken to a south London hospital and has now been discharged but remains on sick leave.
Raymond Vickles, 55, of Sladedale Road, will appear at Woolwich Magistrates' Court on Thursday charged with two counts under Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act (possession of a dangerous dog that falls within the terms of the Act), and two counts under Section 3 of the Act (allowing a dog to enter a place which is not a public place but where it is not permitted to be, and while there injures any person).
There are two counts because two dogs were allegedly involved.