Police investigating ‘cut throat’ stabbing near Tower of London charge man with attempted murder

Trinity Square, where the attack happened  (Google Maps)
Trinity Square, where the attack happened (Google Maps)

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing near the Tower of London.

The Metropolitan Police said Patrick Maher, 32, of no fixed address, was charged on Tuesday and appeared at Thames Magistrates Court over the attack on October 11. Maher has been remanded in custody to appear before the Old Bailey on December 14.

The 54-year-old victim was seriously injured in the incident but police said on Wednesday that his condition was not life threatening.

Police officers had been called to Trinity Square following reports that a man had been stabbed and said the victim had suffered a “cut to the throat”

The victim was said to have been attacked at around 4pm and was later taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service, while London’s Air Ambulance also attended. Police publicised the incident at the time with a CCTV appeal.