Mr Innocent charged with spate of London stabbings and thefts

Evans Innocent, 44, charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, theft and knife possession

One of the stabbings took place outside Pentonville Prison in Islington
One of the stabbings took place outside Pentonville Prison in Islington

A man has been accused of carrying out three stabbings, including an attack on a woman, over three weeks in London.

Evans Innocent, 44, has been charged with attempted murder over an incident in Islington on Tuesday.

A woman in her 40s was stabbed outside Pentonville Prison at around 6.15am and taken to hospital for injuries that were not life threatening.

Mr Innocent was arrested the following day, and then further arrested while in custody over two previous incidents in which a man was stabbed in the leg.

He was charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm over the stabbings, in Wood Green on 3 April and Whittington Park four days later.

Mr Innocent, of no fixed address, is also charged with six counts of possessing a knife in a public place, and three of theft.

He is additionally accused of failing to comply with notification requirements under the sex offenders register.

He was due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

It came after official figures showed that knife crime hit a new record in England and Wales in 2019.

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