Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks in Edmonton

Police on the scene of a stabbing in Edmonton on March 31, 2019.

Friday, April 5, 2019

A man has appeared in court charged with five counts of attempted murder after a series of stabbings in north London.

Jason Kakaire, from Cameron Close, Edmonton, appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Friday morning.

The 29-year-old faces five counts of attempted murder and five counts of possession of an offensive weapon, a court official said.

The Metropolitan Police said five stabbings happened in the Edmonton area between Saturday and Tuesday.

A man in his 30s was left in a critical condition when he was stabbed in Fairfield Road in the latest incident.

It followed the stabbing of four other people in the Edmonton area over last weekend that left two critically hurt and one with potentially life-changing injuries.

Kakaire was remanded in custody, and will next appear at the Old Bailey on May 3.

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