Man charged in court with attempted murder of police officer with stabbing

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A man accused of stabbing two police officers in central London has appeared in court.

Mohammed Rahman has been charged with attempted murder of a male police officer, referred to in court as PC Gerrard, who was stabbed in the neck and chest at 6 a.m. Friday in Leicester Square.

The 24-year-old is also facing a charge of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with an assault on a female officer named PC Mulhall who was stabbed in the arm.

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Rahman has also been charged with assault and two counts of threatening a person in a public place with a knife article, as well as theft and possession of a knife article.

The suspect appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday and spoke at a brief hearing only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

Rahman was wearing a prison-issued gray sweatshirt and was flanked by two officers in the dock.

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He was not required to enter a plea for the indictment.

On Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said the female officer who suffered a stab wound to the arm had been released from hospital, while the male officer remained under medical supervision.

The officers taken to the hospital – both attached to the Met’s Central West Command Unit responsible for policing oversight in Westminster – were performing routine duties and not part of the wider police operation that took place after the Queen’s death.

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Rahman, of Westbourne Park Road in Notting Hill, London, was taken into custody by District Judge Simon Heptonstall ahead of another performance at the Old Bailey on October 14.

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