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Man charged over stabbing attack

Police officer near East Ham Station
A 19-year-old stabbed in the abdomen remains in hospital

A man has been charged over an attack on two 19-year-old men near an east London Underground station.

One of the men suffered a stab wound to the abdomen and was found collapsed at East Ham Tube station on Sunday night.

Officers found the other 19-year-old man in nearby Burgess Road suffering from head injuries.

Vijitharan Velupillai, of St James Road, Stratford, is accused of two counts of unlawful wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

Mr Velupillai appeared before Stratford magistrates on Tuesday.

He was remanded to custody and will appear next at Inner London Crown Court on 30 July.

The 19-year-old who suffered stab wounds remains at an east London hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The other injured man, who has been since discharged from hospital, was initially arrested by police but has been released with no further action taken.


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