Man is charged over sword attack

Andover Advertiser: Weapons found after a police officer tackled a samurai sword wielding man who launched a random attack in north London (Metropolitan Police/PA) Weapons found after a police officer tackled a samurai sword wielding man who launched a random attack in north London (Metropolitan Police/PA)

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was attacked with a samurai sword.

Ahla Timofei, 25, of Frampton Street, Marylebone, London, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

He will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

B Police were called to Holloway Road early on Monday to find the woman bleeding heavily on ground.

The 22-year-old victim suffered a number of wounds to the legs, arms and face, and was described as being in a serious, but not life-threatening, condition in hospital. Her parents have travelled from Italy to be with her.

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