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Man charged after hammer attack in Westminster

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Man charged after hammer attack in Westminster

Detectives investigating a hammer attack in Westminster have charged a man.

Morteza Ahmadi 38 (02.03.83) of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, two counts of causing actual bodily harm, two counts of sexual assault by touching of a female aged over 16 and one count of possession of an offensive weapon, namely a hammer.

Ahmadi appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday, 4 October and was remanded in custody ahead of a further hearing - date awaits.

Police were called at 22.54hrs on Friday, 1 October, to reports of a man attacking people in Regent Street, W1.

Three women - one aged in her 20s, one in her 30s and one in her 40s, as well as a man in his 50s, were found injured.

They were taken to hospital before being discharged.

One of the women and another woman at the scene, who was not injured, also reported they had been sexually assaulted.