By Staff writer
Accused appears in court on Saturday on three counts of attempted murder after attack at London hotel
A British man appeared in court on Saturday charged with attempting to murder three Emirati women who were attacked with a hammer in a central London hotel.
The attack took place in a room on the seventh floor of the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch in the early hours of April 6 and the women are still in hospital with head injuries, one in a critical condition.
The three Emirati women were visiting London, along with three children aged between 7-12 years, when they were attacked by a hammer.
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, reported the BBC.
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.