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Knife attack suspect had been bailed the same day

By Rachael Burnett

Published 21/05/2016

A man arrested after a stabbing frenzy at a London supermarket had been released on bail earlier that morning, having been charged with possessing a knife
A man arrested after a stabbing frenzy at a London supermarket had been released on bail earlier that morning, having been charged with possessing a knife

A man arrested after a stabbing frenzy at a London supermarket had been released on bail earlier that morning, having been charged with possessing a knife.

Four women suffered knife wounds during a bloody attack at around 10.35am yesterday outside a Sainsbury's supermarket in Hampton, west London.

A 66-year-old man has been arrested.

Police said the man had previously been arrested in connection with a separate incident on Thursday at Kensington High Street. He was charged with possessing a knife and assaulting a police officer and released on bail on Friday morning ahead of a court date next month.

Following the attack in Hampton a 62-year-old woman was fighting for her life while a 53-year-old victim was stable.

The other two women, aged 67 and 71, are in hospital having suffered non-life threatening injuries in the attack, which police do not believe to be terror-related. Witnesses described seeing a man with a knife, and images from the scene showed bloodstained clothes on the ground.

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