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Man charged with US tourist murder in London stabbing

The Metropolitan Police added in a statement that he would appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London for an initial hearing on Saturday. Photograph: (AFP)

London, United Kingdom Aug 05, 2016, 09.28 PM (IST)
A man has been charged with the murder of a US tourist after a knife attack in London earlier this week, police in the city said Friday.

Zakaria Bulham, 19, was charged with the murder of 64-year-old Darlene Horton plus five counts of attempted murder following the incident on late Wednesday in Russell Square.

The Metropolitan Police added in a statement that he would appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London for an initial hearing on Saturday.

Horton was the wife of a professor at Florida State University who had been teaching summer classes in London and was hours away from flying home.

A Briton injured in the attack is still in hospital while a man from the US, an Australian man, an Australian woman and an Israeli woman were released from hospital Thursday after receiving treatment.

(AFP)
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