Manchester Victoria stabbing: Man charged with terror offence after New Year’s Eve attack

Man charged with three counts of attempted murder and possessing terrorist document 

Lizzie Dearden
Security Correspondent
Friday 31 May 2019 12:04 BST
Police officers stand at the end of a tram platform following the stabbing
Police officers stand at the end of a tram platform following the stabbing (Reuters)

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A man has been charged over a knife attack at Manchester Victoria railway station on New Year's Eve.

Mahdi Mohamud, of Cheetham Hill, has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and one of possessing a document useful to a person committing an act of terrorism.

The 25-year-old will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on 12 June.

The attack took place at 9pm on 31 December, Greater Manchester Police said.

A couple, aged in their 50s, suffered multiple stab wounds that were serious but not life-threatening.

A British Transport Police officer was stabbed in the shoulder while apprehending the suspect using Tasers and CS spray.

The incident came less than two years after an Isis-inspired suicide bomber murdered 22 victims at nearby Manchester Arena.

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