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London hammer attack victim loses 95% brain function

A man was charged with attempted murder on Saturday after attack on three Emirati sisters

London hammer attack victim loses 95% brain function
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An Emirati woman who was assaulted with a hammer by an attacker in a London hotel room last week has lost 95 percent of her brain function and the use of her left eye, British police have confirmed.

“The main victim suffered life-threatening head and facial injuries, has lost her left eye and significant quantities of blood,” Detective Inspector Adam Ghaboos was quoted as saying by the AFP news wire.

“Doctors have assessed that she has five percent brain function, although her other organs are in good working function,” he added.

The victim and her two sisters were visiting London, along with three children aged between 7-12 years, when all three were attacked by an assailant with a hammer. The incident took place in their room on the seventh floor of the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch in the early hours of April 6.

At the weekend, police also confirmed a man appeared in court on charges related to the attack.

Philip Spence, 32, was charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated burglary. He was remanded in custody to appear at Southwark Crown Court on April 17.

Spence, of no fixed address, appeared in custody with Thomas Efremi, 56, of Upper Handa Walk, Islington, who was charged with handling stolen goods and fraud by false representation and James Moss, 33, of Hanley Road, north London, who was charged with handling stolen goods.

Efremi and Moss were also remanded to appear at crown court on the same date.

Carly Baker, 31, also of Hanley Road, was charged with handling stolen goods and will appear at the same court on Tuesday. A 34-year-old man, who was also arrested over the attack, has been bailed to return in May.

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Shaista Faruqui 6 years ago

ALLAH! This is such a sad news... :(

May ALLAH(SWT) Bless the victim with speedy recovery and full normalcy soon... and her family with strength and faith... Ameen!

taher 6 years ago

i appeal to all muslim brothers to pray for our sisters inshallah she will be fine inshallah inshallh

Doug 6 years ago

No, we should all pray/offer our support for these women, regardless of our faith. And do what we can to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.

Ali 6 years ago

Insha Allah Khair. I pray all victims a speedy recovery.
I agree with Doug, faith or religion has nothing to do with any of this neither it should matter how we live or judge things in my humble opinion. If one is not a human first then what muslim or christian or ...... LETS BE HUMANS FIRST.
May God be with the victims and let the perpetrators repent for what bad they have done.