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Man appears at court charged with attempted murder – Ilford, London

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Detectives investigating the serious assault of a BTP officer at Ilford station in east London continue to appeal for witnesses to get in touch. 

Shortly before 10pm on 23 November, a BTP officer on duty at Ilford station was seriously assaulted by the station entrance. 

Other officers were quickly on scene and a man was arrested. 

The officer was taken to hospital by colleagues from the London Ambulance Service where he was treated for a number of stab and slash injuries to his face and neck. 

Detective Inspector Darren Gough who is leading the investigation, said: “I am pleased to say that our injured colleague was discharged from hospital on Saturday morning and is now recovering at home. 

“Our investigation into the circumstances leading to this stabbing continues at pace and I am grateful for everyone who has contacted us with information. However I would still urge anyone who saw what happened, and hasn’t already contacted us, to get in touch. 

“If you were near Ilford station at the time of the assault, please contact us as soon as possible. Likewise, if anyone has any video footage of what happened, we would like to hear from you.

“Since Friday night, the force has received a huge number of kind and caring messages from members of the public and from the extended policing family. On behalf of the force, I would like to thank you for those messages; your kindness towards one of our injured colleagues is overwhelming.”  

Anyone with information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 659 of 23/11/2018. 

Daniel Adeyemi, aged 24 and of Bedford Road, Ilford, was charged with attempted murder, possession of a bladed article and assaulting a police officer. He appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' today (26/11) and has been remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on 17 December. 

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