Edmonton stabbings: Man charged with attempted murder after five knife attacks

Police describe stabbings as ‘senseless’ and ‘very unprovoked’

Police officers on Fairfield Road, Enfield, where a man suffered life-threatening injuries after being stabbed.
Police officers on Fairfield Road, Enfield, where a man suffered life-threatening injuries after being stabbed.

A man has been charged after a series of knife attacks in Edmonton, north London.

Jason Kakaire was charged on Friday with five counts of attempted murder.

A spokesperson for Scotland Yard said officers were not seeking anyone else in connection with the investigation.

The five attacks occurred between 30 March and 2 April and left one victim fighting for his life, with two others facing potentially life-changing injuries.

Officers earlier said the victims were approached from behind and stabbed, describing the attacks as seemingly “senseless” and “very unprovoked”.

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At least one local school was reported to have initiated a lockdown procedure following the attacks.

Mr Kakaire will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court later on Friday.

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