The Daily Telegraph

Man repeatedly stabbed police officers, court told


AN ALLEGED knifeman repeatedly stabbed two police officers who were “just trying to do their job”, a court heard yesterday.

Mohammed Rahman, 24, faces seven charges, including attempted murder, after the officers were stabbed in the neck in Leicester Square, London, last Friday.

Holding a prayer mat and wearing a grey tracksuit, Mr Rahman appeared at Wimbledon magistrate­s’ court speaking to confirm his name and date of birth.

The male victim was named in court only as Pc Gerrard while the female officer was named as Pc Mulhall.

Prosecutor Rose Edwin said Rahman was found armed with a knife and acting “strangely” before the alleged attacks.

She said he stabbed Pc Gerrard repeatedly in the neck and chest.

“Pc Mulhall suffered laceration­s to the back side of the right upper arm, which extended right through to the bone,” she said.

“These were vicious assaults perpetrate­d against officers who were just trying to carry out their job.”

District judge Simon Heptonstal­l remanded Rahman in custody ahead of a preliminar­y hearing at the Old Bailey on Oct 14.

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