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UPDATE: Man charged with assault at hospital

News   •   Jun 15, 2019 15:00 BST

A man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent (s.18) in connection with the stabbing of a member of staff at Newham General Hospital on Wednesday, 12 June.

Ibrahim Farah, 27 (02.08.91), from Newham, was arrested shortly after the incident.

Following a mental health assessment in police custody he was detained under Section 2 of the Mental Health Act.

He was bailed while further assessments were conducted at a mental health facility, which subsequently determined that he was fit to be charged.

He was charged on Friday, 14 June and appeared at Thames’ Magistrates Court on Saturday, 15 June where he was remanded in custody.

He will next appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Monday, 15 July.