Daniel Adeyemi is accused of trying to kill the officer at Ilford railway station on Friday night.

The 24-year-old, of Bedford Road, Ilford, has also been charged with possession of a bladed article and common assault against another police officer.

He will appear before Highbury Magistrates Court on Monday, British Transport Police said.

Adeyemi is said to have attacked the on-duty BTP officer at the station at around 9.45pm before being arrested at the scene.

Witnesses described seeing a bloodied officer outside the station as it was put on “complete lockdown”.

The alleged attack comes amid concerns over the treatment of officers in the city.