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Lewisham man charged after Penge police officer allegedly threatened with shotgun

PUBLISHED: 11:59 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:52 04 July 2017

The incident happened near Betts Park on Wednesday night

The incident happened near Betts Park on Wednesday night

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The incident allegedly happened on Wednesday night

Detectives investigating an incident near Betts Park in Penge last week have charged a Lewisham man with a number of offences.

The charges come after a plain clothed police officer was allegedly threatened with a shotgun in an alleyway near Anerley Road and another was allegedly driven at by a moped in the area on Wednesday, June 28.

Asher Mitchell-Butler, 19, was arrested on Monday July 3 and appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court charged with two firearms offences, possession of a knife, blade or sharp pointed article in a public place and possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Woolwich Crown Court on August 1.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following last week’s incident.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, are asked to contact Trident on 020 8247 4863, or contact police via 101 or Twitter @MetCC.

“To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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