Attempted murder charge after rabbi stabbed in Stoke Newington

PUBLISHED: 18:34 13 June 2020 | UPDATED: 18:34 13 June 2020

Picture: Metropolitan Police

Picture: Metropolitan Police

Metropolitan Police

A man has been charged following a stabbing in Stoke Newington High Street on Friday (June 12).

Stanley Francis, 44, of Coronation Avenue, has been charged with attempted murder and possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.

He will appear in custody at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Monday, June 15.

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The victim, Rabbi Alter Yaakov Schlesinger, who is in his 50s, suffered stab wounds and was taken to hospital. Police say his condition is not life-threatening.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a suspect being restrained by members of the public.

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