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MP Stephen Timms discharged from London hospital

Stpehen Timms MP
MP Stephen Timms has been advised to "take some rest"

Labour MP Stephen Timms has been discharged from hospital after he was stabbed twice in the stomach at his constituency surgery in east London.

The former treasury minister declared himself to be "well on the mend" as he left the Royal London Hospital.

The MP, 54, was stabbed at his Newham constituency surgery in on Friday.

Roshonara Choudhary, 21, of East Ham, appeared at Stratford Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with his attempted murder.

'Extremely grateful'

During a five-day stay in hospital, Mr Timms underwent surgery for stab wounds to the stomach.

Upon leaving, he thanked doctors and nurses, adding that he had been advised to "take some rest".

"I am very pleased to be leaving hospital. I am extremely grateful to the hospital and all the doctors and nurses that have helped me over the last few days and have done a great job," he said.

"I am extremely grateful for the hundreds and hundreds of messages of support and good wishes that I have received."

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

She was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on 1 June.

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