An 18 year old man from Purley appeared in court today (Saturday 21st May) charged with stabbing Croydon police constable Nigel Albuery when he was on plain clothes duty last Thursday evening. Alastair Gregson from Whitefield Avenue had been in police custody since the incident in Bute Road, Waddon, and was brought before Croydon Magistrates facing four charges.
Under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 he is accused of wounding and causing grievous bodily harm with intent against PC Nigel Albuery on Thursday, 19th May, and wounding and causing grievous bodily harm with intent against an 18-year-old woman on Saturday, 14th May. He has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon (a slab of concrete) on Saturday, 14th May and intimidation of a witness on the same day.
The court remanded him in custody to appear at Croydon Crown Court on June 2nd.
The Metropolitan Police say two other 18-year-old men arrested in connection with the police officer stabbing incident have been released with no further action.
PC Albuery is reported to be in a serious but stable condition in hospital.