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Woman in court over MP Stephen Timms' stabbing

Stpehen Timms MP
Stephen Timms was said to be "comfortable" after an operation

A woman has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of Labour MP Stephen Timms.

Former treasury minister Mr Timms, 54, was stabbed twice in the stomach at his constituency surgery in Newham, east London, on Friday.

Roshonara Choudhary, 21, of East Ham, was remanded in custody by Stratford Magistrates' Court. She will next appear at the Old Bailey on 1 June.

Mr Timms is said to be recovering well after surgery at Royal London Hospital.

A spokeswoman for the Royal London Hospital said Mr Timms was "comfortable and resting on a ward" and was expected to be discharged within the next few days.

Newham Council said it was reviewing security arrangements following the incident.

Ms Choudhary has also been charged with two counts of possession of an offensive weapon.

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