Woman charged with at­tempted mur­der over UK knife at­tack

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Bri­tish po­lice have charged a 28-yearold woman with at­tempted mur­der af­ter a day­light stab­bing in a north­ern Eng­land town that sparked ter­ror­ism fears.

The South York­shire Po­lice force said Sun­day that Ayaan Ali, of Lon­don, was also charged with af­fray and pos­ses­sion of an of­fen­sive weapon in con­nec­tion with the as­sault Satur­day in Barns­ley.

She was ar­rested af­ter wit­nesses re­port­ing see­ing a woman with a foot­long (30 cen­time­ters) knife chas­ing pedes­tri­ans and shout­ing threats about killing peo­ple. One man re­ceived mi­nor in­juries.

Coun­tert­er­ror­ism de­tec­tives ini­tially sup­ported the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, but Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Scott Green said Sun­day that po­lice can “con­firm defini­tively that this was not an act of ter­ror­ism.”

He said in­ac­cu­rate so­cial-me­dia spec­u­la­tion about mul­ti­ple at­tack­ers “is cre­at­ing a lot of fear and dis­tress lo­cally.”– AP

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