Man charged over police stabbings

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Forensic officers have been examining the scene of the incident

Police have charged a 30-year-old man over a knife attack in which two police officers were stabbed after they challenged a suspect during a routine bus ticket check.

Scotland Yard said unemployed John Paul Onyenaychi was charged with two counts of attempted murder against a police constable and a police community support officer.

They were injured after they approached a passenger at a bus stop in New Broadway, Ealing, on Wednesday afternoon.

The 27-year-old PCSO was treated in hospital before being released several hours later. The second victim remains in a “serious but stable condition”.

He has also been charged with attempting to cause grievous bodily harm against a second PCSO in Ealing.

Moya Reed, senior lawyer of Crown Prosecution Service London homicide team, said: “I have authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge John Paul Onyenaychi, 30, with two counts of attempted murder.

“The charges relate to an incident in West London on Wednesday 15 December where a police constable and a police community support officer received serious injuries.

“I have also authorised the police to charge him with attempted grievous bodily harm in relation to a second police constable.”

Onyenaychi, of Wise Road, east London, will appear at Brent Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

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