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Leicester Square: Man charged after two police officers were stabbed

Man charged with attempted murder and GBH after two officers were stabbed in Leicester Square

The shocking incident happened around 6am on Friday (Image: Shutterstock; SWNS)

A man has been charged with attempted murder and GBH after two police officers were stabbed to death in a “frenzied” attack in Leicester Square.

The shocking incident took place around 6am on Friday 16 September while the two PCs were on routine patrol in the West End.

A male officer was stabbed three times in the neck and once in the chest and remains under medical supervision.

One of his colleagues suffered potentially life-changing injuries after being stabbed in the arm.

Video capture of the immediate aftermath of the stabbing of two Metropolitan Police officers in London on 16/09/2022 at approximately 6:00am CET on Great Windmill Street near Leicester Square. Two police officers were stabbed after confronting a knifeman near Leicester Square, London. See SWNS story SWBNstab. The attack, which police say has nothing to do with terrorism, happened at 6am this morning. Both officers are in the hospital. A man was verbally abused and arrested on suspicion of causing serious bodily harm.

Video recording of the immediate aftermath of the stabbing (Image: Youssef Boucetta/SWNS)

Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Veysey/Shutterstock (13394961aw) Forensic officers collect evidence after two police officers were stabbed to death Friday morning. Two police officers were stabbed near Leicester Square, London, UK on September 16, 2022

Forensic officers collect evidence (Image: Shutterstock)

Scotland Yard said Mohammed Rahman, 24, of Notting Hill, west London, was charged on Saturday with attempted murder in connection with the former and GBH with intent in the latter.

He was also charged with ABH and two counts of threatening someone with a bladed object in a public place. These charges relate to three other police officers.

He was also charged with robbery and possession of a bladed object.

Rahman will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday September 19.

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Justin Scacco

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